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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

A penetrating discussion of the dramatic transformation in penal thought in New Zealand and the lasting damage it has caused.

ISBN 9781927277270
Published 10 December 2013 by Bridget Williams Books
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ISBN-13 9781927277270
ISBN-10 1927277272
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Bridget Williams Books
Imprint BWB Texts
Publication Date 10 December 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
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
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 490031

Description of this Electronic Book

'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 penetrating 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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Author's Bio

John Pratt is Professor of Criminology at the Institute of Criminology, Victoria University of Wellington and Adjunct Professor of Criminology at Monash University, Australia. He is the author of Penal Populism (2007) and Contrasts in Punishment: An Explanation of Anglophone Excess and Nordic Exceptionalism (2013). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand and was a Royal Society of New Zealand James Cook Research Fellow from July 2009 to June 2012 and also a Fellow of the Sraus Institute for Advanced Studies of Law and Justice in the Faculty of Law, New York University, 2010-11. In November 2013 Professor Pratt was awarded the Mason Durie Medal for advancing the frontiers of social science.

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