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The Culture of Control: Crime and Social Order in Contemporary Society

David Garland


This book charts the changes in crime control and criminal justice that have occurred in Britain and America. It then explains these transformations by showing how the social organization of late modern society has prompted a series of political and cultural adaptations that alter how governments and citizens think and act in relation to crime. The book presents an analysis of contemporary crime control, revealing its underlying logics and rationalities, and identifying the social relations and cultural sensibilities that have produced this new culture of control. In developing a ‘history of t ... More

Keywords: crime control, criminal justice, Britain, America, political adaptations, cultural adaptations, governments, citizens, welfare state, penal change, social order, public policy, class, race, gender

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780199258024
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258024.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Garland, author
New York University