Understanding Crime Prevention: Social Control, Risk, and Late Modernity

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Contents
Series editor's forewordix
Acknowledgementsxi
Introduction1
Beyond the paradigm of technicist evaluation1
Towards a sociology of crime prevention4
The late modern risk society thesis, communitarianism and crime control6
Further reading11
1Mapping the terrain of crime prevention12
Crime prevention: a recent growth industry12
Meanings of crime prevention13
The state, the politics of law and order and crime prevention14
Crime prevention: a new paradigm of crime control?15
Unpacking the concept of crime prevention17
Classifying types of crime prevention18
Contexts and discourses of crime prevention23
Summary24
Further reading24
2Classicism and the deterrent presences of the modern state25
Introduction25
The first school of criminology?26
Excursus on pre-modern crime control27
The classical theory of crime prevention28
A new governance of crime31
Deterrent presences of the nineteenth-century state32
Critical appraisal of classicist crime prevention35
Summary36
Further reading36

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