FOUCAULTS CONCEPTION OF PUNISHMENT
Discipline and Punish should be viewed as a work of social theory and cultural
criticism which proposes a new way of thinking about social institutions and illustrates
this by means of an historical account. The core of
Money Laundering and Law
Enforcement: Scale of Divergence
80% of creams are crimes of greed. They do it because they want more money. In order
for them to benefit they have to try to launder the money. Put the money back into the
The sociological construction of sensibility:
Cultures are differentiated by mental equipment given to their members, and the
particular psychic structures and personality types to which they give rise.
The basic drives and emotions for human beings
The privatization of disturbing events
Elias identifies the process of privatization, where certain aspects of life disappear
from the public arena to become hidden behind the scenes of social life.
The tendency to suppress the more animalistic aspects o
The civilization of punishment
The social process of privatization, which Elias describes, seems to illuminate a
very important tendency in the history of punishment. Punishment is behind the
scenes of the social life.
The visibility of punishments has b
Foucaults main themes are already well developed I the work of Friedrich
Nietzsche and Max Weber.
Instead of highlighting the social context or moral foundations of penality,
Foucaults work takes us straight to the internal workings of t
Please explain how sensibilities may modify punitive practices.
The question of how sensibilities are structured and how they change over time is
important because it directs us towards the bearings of punishment. Crime and
Please describe Spierenburgs criticism of Discipline and Punish
Spierenburg argues that the abolition of public execution should not be viewed as an
independent event but instead as one stage in an extended
What did Foucault adopt from Weber and Nietzsche?
From Nietzsche, Foucault adopts a sceptical perspective which scrutinizes
everything for signs of a will to power; a genealogical method which searches for
the meaning of the present via the path
BEYOND THE POWER PERSPECTIVE: a critique of Foucault on Punishment
Garland argues that neither punishment nor penal history can be wholly understood
in terms of power or rationality and that the attempt to analyse them in these terms has
led to a number
What is the difference between Foucauldian approach to punishment and
Foucaults analysis of punishment is quite distinct from Durkheims for the most
part he deals with the phenomena where Durkheim fails to. Discipline and Pu
THE PRISONS PERSISTENCE AND THE SPREAD OF DISCIPLINE
The prison had been retained, despite its apparent defects, because its failures are
useful in exerting political control
According to his functionalist logic, an institution which is truly counter-pro
POWER AND VALUES
In Foucaults work, as in Nietzsches before him, systems of morality, ethics, and
sensibility are broken down to reveal the basic questions of power which motivate them
and give them real meaning
The ethical values, religious beliefs, and
Regulation of Drugs and Prostitution
To decriminalized to remove the criminal element of it. But can still be a regulation
Legalization you can do this it doesnt matter you cannot even get a ticket.