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The project of interpreting contemporary forms of punishment means exploring the social, political, economic, and historical conditions in the society in which those forms arise. The SAGE Handbook of Punishment and Society draws together this disparate and expansive field of punishment and society into one compelling new volume.
Chapter 6: Punishment and Risk
Punishment and Risk
International research has revealed recent shifts in how systems of crime control and punishment are managed. The pervasiveness of high crime rates along with the well-recognized limits of criminal justice agencies are forcing governments to create new strategies to cope with the social and political demands of crime ...