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Garland, D. (2005) ‘Of crimes and criminals: the development of criminology in Britain’ in Maguire, M., Morgan, R. and Reiner, R. (eds) Oxford Handbook of Criminology , Oxford, Oxford University Press. Walters, R. (2003) Deviant Knowledge: Criminology, Politics and Policy , Cullompton, Willan. Watts, R., Bessant, J. and Hil, R. (2008) International Criminology: A Critical Introduction , London, Routledge. More like this … If you’ve enjoyed this OpenLearn free course, you might also like to study the courses below, which were also adapted from D867 Critical criminological perspectives: Race, ethnicity and crime Crimes of the powerful Criminology beyond crime Page 40 of 44 26th May 2017 http://www.open.edu/openlearn/people-politics-law/introduction-critical-criminology/content- section-0
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Introduction to critical criminology Acknowledgements Don't miss out Course image Morten F in Flickr made available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Licence . If reading this text has inspired you to learn more, you may be interested in joining the millions of people who discover our free learning resources and qualifications by visiting The Open University – www.open.edu/openlearn/free-courses . Page 41 of 44 26th May 2017 http://www.open.edu/openlearn/people-politics-law/introduction-critical-criminology/content- section-0
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Introduction to critical criminology Governing through crime Transcript Jonathan Simon … I really wanted to try to change the frame with which we think about the ‘War on Crime’. I think both liberals and conservatives – people who thought the war was going well, people who wanted to reform it – had the view that we had sort of a crime problem and then the question was, ‘what could government do about it, was it doing the right things?’ Maybe too much prison, too little drug treatment for some; maybe too lenient a sentence and too much welfare spending for others. And I wanted to foot that around and say: maybe we have a governmental problem, to which crime is the solution and that really is the focus of the book, in a sense. That American government, beginning in the late 60s in particular, went through a tremendous crisis of legitimacy. It’s basic mechanisms of rule that had worked fairly well from the New Deal on were in a state of crisis and crime became really a pivotal problem around which it could sort of re-legitimise itself, offer new modes of rule and also find a new way, in a sense, to meet popular concerns that weren’t vulnerable to the kind of welfarist problems that had begun to undermine the credibility of the welfare state.
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