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Crime Control in Ireland - The Politics of Intolerance (Paperback) Loot Price: R202
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Crime Control in Ireland - The Politics of Intolerance (Paperback): Ian O'Donnell, Eoin O'Sullivan

Crime Control in Ireland - The Politics of Intolerance (Paperback)

Ian O'Donnell, Eoin O'Sullivan; Volume editing by Carol Coulter

Series: Undercurrents S.

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Public and political interest in issues of crime and punishment in Ireland has grown substantially in recent years. However, the debate tends to be poorly informed and rarely rises above the level of hollow rhetoric. This is an area where important decisions are made in a vacuum. Rhetoric and reaction, rather than reason and principle, are the primary forces shaping criminal justice policy.Over the past five years the official crime rate has declined sharply. This has been offered as support for the politics of zero tolerance. However there is a range of alternative explanations which are rarely discussed but equally plausible. The reduction in recorded crime has been accompanied by a major redirection of criminal justice policy." The War on Crime" explores why a punitive political consensus has emerged at a time when, according to the Garda statistics, society has become much safer. The book provides a radical critique of criminal statistics, locates Irish crime patterns in a European context and suggests a new framework for analyzing trends in crime and its management.

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Imprint: Cork University Press
Country of origin: Ireland
Series: Undercurrents S.
Release date: March 2000
First published: July 2001
Authors: Ian O'Donnell • Eoin O'Sullivan
Volume editors: Carol Coulter
Dimensions: 214 x 135 x 8mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 80
ISBN-13: 978-1-85918-274-1
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Crime & criminology
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Crime & criminology > General
LSN: 1-85918-274-7
Barcode: 9781859182741

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