Regulating Deviance

Regulating Deviance : The Redirection of Criminalisation and the Futures of Criminal Law

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The criminal attacks that occurred in the United States on 11 September 2001 have profoundly altered and reshaped the priorities of criminal justice systems around the world. Domestic criminal law has become a vehicle for criminalising 'new' terrorist offences and other transnational forms of criminality. 'Preventative' detention regimes have come to the fore, balancing the scales in favour of security rather than individual liberty. These moves complement already existing shifts in criminal justice policies and ideologies brought about by adjusting to globalisation, economic neo-liberalism and the shift away from the post-war liberal welfare settlement. This collection of essays by leading scholars in the fields of criminal law and procedure, criminology, legal history, law and psychology and the sociology of law, focuses on the future directions for the criminal law in the light of current concerns with state security and regulating 'deviant' behaviour.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 310 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 16mm | 390g
  • Hart Publishing
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1841138908
  • 9781841138909
  • 1,586,148

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...the book is a distinct and valuable contribution to both substantive criminal law theory and to the burgeoning field of security studies... Jonathan Simon Criminal Law and Philosophy Volume 6, 2012 This work would be of interest to scholars in the United States in the cross cultural study of law and the development of law. It would also be of interest to those who are interested in the development of criminal law, the theory of criminal law, criminology and the sociology of law...the work leaves the reader with plenty of food for thought and significant ideas as to the roots of criminal law and changes in the nature of criminal law. J. Michael Olivero Law and Politics Book Review Vol 19, No 9, September 2009 For far too long academic arguments surrounding criminalisation have been stuck in a narrow debate about the interpretation of the 'harm principle'. This book is a welcome attempt to broaden that debate. This book contains many excellent and thoughtful contributions. This is a book to be strongly recommended by those interested in issues surrounding criminalisation and the role of the state in times of perceived turbulence. It does not seek to be a book of answers, but it is buzzing with insights and ideas. Jonathan Herring Kings Law Journal Volume 21. Issue 1
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About Alan W. Norrie

Bernadette McSherry is Professor of Law, Monash University and Australian Research Council Federation Fellow. Alan Norrie is the Edmund-Davies Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, King's College London. Simon Bronitt is Professor of Law and Director, National Europe Centre, the Australian National University.
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