Crime and Social Exclusion

Front Cover
Catherine Jones-Finer, Mike Nellis
Wiley, Jun 8, 1998 - Political Science - 175 pages
0 Reviews
Via a mutual concern with social exclusion, the agendas of criminology and social policy have begun to overlap far more in recent years. The two fields have always shared a common concern with class, and more recently with race and gender, but remained rigorously differentiated until crime prevention moved higher on political and academic agendas in the 1980s. This collection of papers explores aspects of social exclusion and the measures taken to reduce its impact from the perspective of both disciplines.

The contributors write mainly, though not exclusively, from a British perspective. However the issues raised are of broader relevance to North America, Europe and elsewhere.

Criminology in Britain has recently been examining the way in which political initiatives designed to contain and exclude dispossessed populations (seen to constitute major crime risks) have permeated all areas of criminal justice policy. In America this has led to an increased emphasis on the rhetoric of retribution, and the "management" of criminal classes, shifting away from earlier emphasis on "rehabilitating" individual offenders. Critics of this development increasingly recognize that more practical answers to crime involve not more penal repression but social policies designed to integrate and include the dispossessed, especially the young. It is in this connection that the experience of Singapore offers a different sort of warning.

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Related books

References to this book

References from web pages

Crime and Social Exclusion - Book Information
"This collection provides a thoughtful and incisive commentary on key current developments relating to crime and social exclusion. ... book.asp?ref=0631209123& site=10

Community Safety and Social Policy
Given that crime and social exclusion are often spatially ..... C. Jones Finer and M. Nellis (Eds), Crime and Social Exclusion. Oxford: Blackwell, ... index/ K1QT6366X1529H26.pdf

Sociology in Practice for Health Care Professionals, Ron Iphofen ...
Giddens is also discussed in Crime and Social Exclusion,in the chapter entitled ‘Dangerous ... This criticism is also valid for Crime and Social Exclusion, ... production/ action/ cjoGetFulltext?fulltextid=54006

Consolidated reading list for academic year 2006-2007
Reading List Item, Used By Units. * See "Notes" section, n/a, Y. Project Preparation; M580; M; Individual Project; M582; M; Extended Individual Project; ... tud/ dbp/ reading.htm

Ex-prisoners, SAAP. housing and homelessness in Australia : final ...
i. Ex-Prisoners, SAAP, Housing and Homelessness. in Australia. Final Report to the National SAAP Coordination. and Development Committee ... publications/ reports/ 2004-05-SAAP.pdf

About the author (1998)

Catherine Jones Finer is Reader in Comparative Social Policy at the University of Birmingham and Editor of Social Policy and Administration.

Mike Nellis is Lecturer in the Department of Social Policy and Social Work at the University of Birmingham.