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By John Pratt, Anna Eriksson

ISBN-10: 1136217002

ISBN-13: 9781136217005

Why perform a little glossy societies punish their offenders another way to others? Why are a few extra punitive and others extra tolerant of their method of offending and the way can those variations be defined? in accordance with huge ancient research and fieldwork within the penal platforms of britain, Australia and New Zealand at the one hand and Finland, Norway and Sweden at the different, this publication seeks to respond to those questions.

The e-book argues that the penal changes that at the moment exist among those clusters of societies emanate from their early nineteenth-century social preparations, whilst the Anglophone societies have been ruled via exclusionary price platforms that contrasted with the extra inclusionary values of the Nordic nations. the advance in their penal programmes over this 2 hundred 12 months interval, together with the a lot prior death of the demise penalty within the Nordic nations and critical changes among the respective criminal premiums and criminal stipulations of the 2 clusters, displays the continued effect of those values. certainly, within the early twenty first century those modifications became much more pronounced.

John Pratt and Anna Eriksson provide a different contribution to this subject of turning out to be significance: comparative learn within the heritage and sociology of punishment. This ebook can be of curiosity to these learning criminology, sociology, punishment, felony and penal coverage, in addition to pros operating in prisons or within the region of penal coverage around the six societies that characteristic within the booklet.

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But they were instrumental in publicly defining the cases, rooting the victims’ images in the popular imagination, generating and focusing collective moral outrage and support for change, and, crucially, keeping the stories alive in both political and popular consciousness, in some cases, long after the initial investigation had closed. qxd 10/23/2007 5:20 PM Page 34 CHRIS GREER QUESTIONS Revisit your list of crime victims. Now, consider how you are thinking about those crimes? What is it that you recall about each case?

So despite the fact that the economic, social and physical harm done can be enormous (Croall, 2001b; Tombs, 2005), white-collar and corporate offending continue to suffer from relative media invisibility, with the victims remaining less visible still. Over-representing victims of crime Police and prison officers as crime victims Discussions of ideal and legitimate victims have so far focused on members of the public. Another important manifestation of the ‘ideal victim’, at times no less potent in terms of generating sustained media attention and public outcry, is the police or prison officer killed in the line of duty.

London: Tavistock. Christie, N. (1986) ‘The ideal victim’, in E. ), From Crime Policy to Victim Policy. Basingstoke: Macmillan. Corner, J. (2004) ‘Afterword: framing the new’, in S. Holmes and D. Jermyn (eds), Understanding Reality Television. London: Routledge. Cottle, S. (2004) The Racist Murder of Stephen Lawrence: Media Performance and Public Transformation. Westport, CT: Praeger. Cottle, S. (2005) ‘Mediatized public crisis and civil society renewal: The racist murder of Stephen Lawrence’, Crime, Media, Culture: An International Journal, 1(1): 49–71.

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