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The increasingly important topic of comparative criminal justice is examined from an original and insightful perspective by one of the top scholars in the field. Addressing the need for a globalized criminology, David Nelken looks at why we should study crime and criminal justice in a comparative and international context, and the difficulties we encounter when we do. Evaluating 'global' trends in crime, risk and security, the book draws upon the author’s experience of working in a number of settings around the world. A range of case studies are included to illustrate the discussion, covering areas such as white collar crime, juvenile delinquency, and organized crime.
Chapter 3: Ways of Making Sense
Ways of Making Sense
The theoretical approaches we draw on to develop persuasive accounts of the workings of criminal justice in different places will vary according to the topics being investigated. As is seen in some of the most powerful recent analyses, such as those of Garland (2001) or Waquant (2009a, 2009b), we need to ...