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A Punitive Society - Falling Crime and Rising Imprisonment in New Zealand

A Punitive Society - Falling Crime and Rising Imprisonment in New Zealand (EPUB ebook – 1st edition)

By Pratt, John

'New Zealand has one of the highest levels of imprisonment in the Western world. Yet the growth of imprisonment in New Zealand has occurred when the crime rate here, as in most other Western societies, has been in significant decline. Why, then, the disjuncture?' In this penet...rating BWB Text, John Pratt describes the dramatic transformation in penal thought that has recently taken place in this country. Rising imprisonment in New Zealand, against the background of a falling crime rate, is connected with changes in how we, as a society, think about the purpose and function of punishment. This growth of 'penal populism', Pratt asserts, has caused enormous and lasting damage to New Zealand's social fabric.
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ISBN 9781927277270
Published 10 Dec 2013
Publisher Bridget Williams Books
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en

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ISBN-13 9781927277270
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Bridget Williams Books
Imprint BWB Texts
Published 10 Dec 2013
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format EPUB ebook – 1st edition
Edition 1st
Author(s) By Pratt, John
Category Social Sciences
Social Issues
Penology & Punishment
Politics & Government
English legal system: criminal procedure
Scottish legal system: criminal procedure
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 1
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
NBS Text Social Issues, Services & Welfare
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly