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Prevention and the Limits of the Criminal Law

Andrew Ashworth, Lucia Zedner, and Patrick Tomlin


Exploring the principles and values that should guide and limit the state's use of preventive techniques that involve coercion against the individual, this volume arises from a three-year study of Preventive Justice. The chapters examine whether and when preventive measures are justified, whether within or outside the criminal law, and whether they signal a larger change in the architecture of security. Preventive measures include controversial crime control approaches such as pre-inchoate offences, pre-trial detention, restraining orders, and prevention detention of the dangerous. There are g ... More

Keywords: preventive techniques, coercion, preventive measures, security, crime control, pre-inchoate offences, pre-trial detention, restraining orders, prevention detention, public protection

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199656769
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656769.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Ashworth, editor
Vinerian Professor of English Law, University of Oxford

Lucia Zedner, editor
Professor of Criminal Justice, Faculty of Law and Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford, and Conjoint Professor, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales, Sydney

Patrick Tomlin, editor
Lecturer in Political Theory, University of Reading

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