Criminal and Social Justice provides an important insight into the relationship between social inequality, crime, and criminalization. In this accessible and innovative account, Dee Cook examines the nature of the relationship between criminal and social justice - both in theory and in practice. Current social, economic, political, and cultural considerations are brought to bear, and contemporary examples are used throughout to help the student to consider this relationship.

Signs, Posts and the Third Way

Signs, posts and the third way

Introduction

Everything is ‘post’. We have become used to post-industrialism now for some time, and we can still more or less make sense of it. With post-modernism things began to get blurred. The concept of post-enlightenment is so dark even a cat would hesitate to venture in. (Beck, 1992:9)

Ulrich Beck's classic work Risk Society: towards a new modernity addresses the concerns and transformations of societies which have been variously described as: post-Fordist, post-Enlightenment, post-welfare, late-twentieth century modernity and postmodern. The quotation above, taken from its preface, captures some of the difficulties faced by academics, students, politicians, practitioners and public alike in finding ways to name, to understand and to theorise the dramatic changes and upheavals ...

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