Configuring Security and Justice

European Journal of Criminology, 2(4): 1477-3708

28 Pages Posted: 22 Jan 2016

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Jean-Paul Brodeur

University of Montreal

Clifford Shearing

University of Cape Town; Griffith Institute of Criminology; University of Montreal, School of Criminology; University of New South Wales; University of Toronto

Date Written: January 22, 2005

Abstract

Surveys of public opinion conducted at different times in Canada and in the UK show that many more respondents believe in the criminal courts than in the police for controlling crime. The implications of this perceived gap in the crime control efficiency of punishing and of policing are examined through an analysis of the notions of penal justice and of security, considered as providing the theoretical underpinnings of two paradigms of crime control. These two concepts are discussed in terms of meaning, kinship, differences and the conflicts that their application may generate at the level of practice. It is concluded through the presentation of field experiments in the development of a new model of policing that justice and security may be complementary but their integration cannot be so complete as to abolish their difference.

Keywords: criminology; crime; governance; justice; police

Suggested Citation

Brodeur, Jean-Paul and Shearing, Clifford D, Configuring Security and Justice (January 22, 2005). European Journal of Criminology, 2(4): 1477-3708 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2720224 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2720224

Jean-Paul Brodeur

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