Garland 12 - Chapter 12

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 8/9/10 Garland Chapter 12 Punishment as a Social Institution
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8/9/10 The Need for Theory Why theorize about punishment? Problems seem intractable. Theory need not be disconnected from policy and practice. Danger of pluralistic theorizing is “arbitrary eclecticism”
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8/9/10 The Overdetermination of Penal Events and Institutions
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8/9/10 Punishment as a Social Institution Multiple images of punishment Characteristics of social institutions Relatively permanent and settled Permit society to address needs and manage problems in an orderly way All institutions involve pluralistic
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Unformatted text preview: interests and contradictions All have an institutional culture 8/9/10 The Limits of Theory No need for a general theory of punishment Conceptualize the causal forces not as laws with certain outcomes, but as a rather unpredictable swarm of bees with uncertain outcomes 8/9/10 Some Consequences of This Conception Punishment is affected by and affects many factors, so we need to think broadly about it. Punishment has not and will not achieve major reductions in crime. We need to re-think our expectations and make those expectations theoretically informed....
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