Risk, Crime and Prudentialism Revisited
University of Sydney - Faculty of Law
October, 21 2009
CRIME, RISK AND JUSTICE: THE POLITICS OF CRIME CONTROL IN LIBERAL DEMOCRACIES, K Stenson and R Sullivan, eds., Willan: London, pp. 89-103, 2000
Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 09-122
This paper assesses progress in the ways in which risk has been built into the nature and -prominence of crime prevention programs in the English speaking world. Most commentaries on this process are pessimistic, and regard the rise of risk as inimical to correctionalism and a therapeutic penology. This paper argues that recent developments such as drug harm minimisation, and developmental crime prevention, represent significant sites in which more positive 'social' agendas are being re-inserted into criminal justice in the era of a culture of control.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 16
Keywords: risk, crime prevention, justice, neo-liberalism, prudentialism
JEL Classification: K10, K14, K30
Date posted: October 21, 2009
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