The futures of crime control in late modernity
Introduction Late modernity, risk society and social control Connecting developments in crime prevention to late
Bottoms and Wiles on comparative, globalizing trends Model 1: 'fortress cities', privatism and social exclusion
Davis on Los Angeles: die fortress city Feeley and Simon on the new penology Shearing and Stenning on corporate, non-carceral control A rampant global privatism? Model 2: 'high trust' societies and authoritarian
Japan: culture as a restraining medium against crime? Cohesive communities, coercive states Model 3: towards civic and inclusive 'safe' cities?
Renaissance of the local? Regenerating the public sphere in debates on crime and safety Programmes for social defence Summary Further reading
This final substantive chapter looks at the influential theorizing around late modernity and risk society and explores what the implications of these diagnoses of the condition of our times (both Utopian and dystopian) are for the understanding of comparative trends in crime prevention. In this chapter I begin with an overview of the sociological thesis on late modernity and risk society, focusing on the simultaneous trends towards both globalization and