Criminology and Social Policy by Dr Paul Knepper

By Dr Paul Knepper

Criminology and Social coverage systematically examines the connection among social coverage and crime.

In this full of life and fascinating textual content, Paul Knepper discusses the variation social coverage makes, or could make, in any reaction to crime. He additionally considers the contribution of criminology to the debates on significant social coverage components, reminiscent of housing, schooling, employment, health and wellbeing and kinfolk. The e-book offers criminology scholars with an figuring out of key social coverage matters, and introduces criminological concept to social coverage scholars. it really is designed to hide the middle elements of classes in either one of those components.

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Shortly after the election of François Mitterand in May 1981, riots occurred in Lyon and other French cities. The government chose to see these events as symptomatic of a decline in French citizenship. Riotous behaviour occurred among groups that experienced ‘exclusion’ from French life and participation in key social, educational, cultural, and political institutions. Mitterand established a commission of mayors, chaired by Gilbert Bonnemaison, to formulate a plan of action, and the commission’s report, Dealing with Delinquency: Prevention, Repression, Solidarity (1982), outlined what became known as the Bonnemaison model.

But as Cloward and Ohlin pointed out, a young person who had decided to pursue an illegitimate route to success could only choose from those illegal activities available within the community. Whether to get involved in organised theft or burglary, the drug trade, or some other line of criminal work depended on the extent to which adults in the neighbourhood had already organised such enterprises. This aspect of their work has been referred to as the ‘other side of strain’. Opportunity theory informed the American experiment with social crime prevention during the 1960s.

Seeing the poor as a class apart makes it easier for the working and middle classes to write off poor people as beyond the bonds of common citizenship (Lister, 1990: 24–6). In the British context, underclass terminology is not linked to blackness as it is in the American context, but it continues to operate in much the same way in relation to cultural minorities and crime. Vanderbeck (2003) unpacks media discussion surrounding the conviction of Tony Martin, a Norfolk farmer, for the murder of sixteen-year-old Fred Barras, a gypsy traveller, in 1999.

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