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Criminal Justice, Risk and the Revolt against Uncertainty

  • John Pratt
  • Jordan Anderson
Book

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Risk, Crime and Society book series (PSRCS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. John Pratt, Jordan Anderson
    Pages 1-13
  3. The Dynamics of Risk Assessment and Preventive Justice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Netanel Dagan, Hadar Dancig-Rosenberg
      Pages 69-89
  4. Risk and Penal Policy

  5. New Dimensions of Risk

  6. Living with Risk

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 345-354

About this book

Introduction

This book examines the impact and implications of the relationship between risk and criminal justice in advanced liberal democracies, in the context of the ‘revolt against uncertainty’ which has underpinned the rise of populist politics across these societies in recent years. It asks what impact the demands for more certainty and security, and the insistence that national identity be reasserted, will have on criminal law and penal policy. Drawing upon contributions made at a symposium held at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand in November 2018, this edited collection also discusses the way in which risk has come to inform sentencing practices, broader criminal justice processes and the critical issues associated with this. It also examines the growth and making of new ‘risky populations’ and the harnessing of risk-prevention logics, techniques and mechanisms which have inflated the influence of risk on criminal justice. 

Keywords

crime prevention criminal justice policy risky citizens security crimmigration refugees night-time economy urban gentrification community corrections penal policy human rights

Editors and affiliations

  • John Pratt
    • 1
  • Jordan Anderson
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of CriminologyVictoria University of WellingtonWellingtonNew Zealand
  2. 2.Institute of CriminologyVictoria University of WellingtonWellingtonNew Zealand

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-37948-3
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-37947-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-37948-3
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