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Perspectives on Punishment


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Notes on Contributors Foreword Acknowledgements 1: Sarah Armstrong and Lesley McAra: Audience, borders, architecture: the contours of control 2: Richard Sparks: Ordinary anxieties and states of emergency: statecraft and spectatorship in the new politics of insecurity 3: Lindsay Farmer: Tony Martin and the nightbreakers: criminal law, victims and the power to punish 4: Evi Girling: European identity, penal sensibilities and communities of sentiment 5: Loic Wacquant: Penalization, depoliticization, racialization: on the over-incarceration of immigrants in the European Union 6: Laura Piacentini: Prisons during transition: promoting a common penal identity through international norms 7: Thomas Mathiesen: The globalization of control - towards a control system without a state? 8: David Downes and Kirstine Hansen: Welfare and punishment in comparative perspective 9: Neil Hutton: Sentencing as a Social Practice 10: Richard Jones: 'Architecture', criminal justice, and control 11: Andrew Scull: Power, social control, and psychiatry: some critical reflections 12: Malcolm Feeley: Origins of actuarial justice

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Sarah Armstrong is a lecturer in criminology and a member of the Centre for Law and Society, University of Edinburgh. Her current research is in the sociology of punishment and focuses on developing a sociology of accountability, analysing privatization in justice and punishment, and contributing to social and cultural scholarship on risk. Lesley McAra is a senior lecturer in criminology and a member of the Centre for Law and Society, University of Edinburgh. She writes and teaches in the fields of the sociology of punishment, youth crime and justice, gender, and crime and criminal justice. Currently she is a co-director of a major programme of research funded by the ESCR, Scottish Executive and the Nuffield Foundation on youth transitions and crime.

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