- Subject index
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 2: Punishment and Political Economy
Punishment and Political Economy
Since its origins in the first decades of the 19th century, and for most of the 20th century, ‘criminology’ has been the study of crime rather than the study of punishment: punishments, criminal policies, and strategies of social control were not the objects of ...