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This book provides an overview of recent government initiatives in the field of crime and punishment, reviewing both the policies themselves, the perceived problems and issues they seek to address, and the broader social and political context in which this is taking place. The underlying theme of the book is that a qualitative change has taken place in the politics of crime control in the UK since the early 1990s. Although crime has stabilised, imprisonment rates continue to climb, there is a new mood of punitiveness, and crime has become a central policy issue for the government, no longer ju. Read more... The New Politics of Crime and Punishment; Copyright Page; Contents; Editors' Preface; About the contributors; 1 New labour, crime control and social exclusion; 2 Winning the fight against crime? New labour, populism and lost opportunities; 3 Institutional racism in policing: the Macpherson report and its consequences; 4 Youth justice in England and Wales; 5 It's the family, stupid: continuities and reinterpretations of the dysfunctional family as the cause of crime in three political periods; 6 Drugs: the great cannabis debate. 7 Urban regeneration and crime reduction: contradictions and dilemmas8 The politics of policing: managerialism, modernization and performance; 9 Of crowds, crimes and carnivals; 10 probation into the millennium: the punishing service?; 11 Rethinking penal policy: towards a systems approach; Index

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