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- ISBN: 9781843923268 | 1843923262
- Cover: Nonspecific Binding
- Copyright: 7/4/2008
Drawing upon the theoretical work of Durkheim, Elias, Bourdieu and Bauman, Criminalising Social Policy explores in particular the connections between the decline in support for welfarism in high crime cultures, the emergence of de-civilising tendencies through social exclusionary policies and the problem of delinquency and anti-social behaviour. Popular support for 'tough' rather than 'welfarist' policies to deal with criminality is not just a matter of a growing fear of crime throughout the population, but is bound up rather with the emotional consequences of social polarisation, declining functional interdependence and the effects of market-oriented social policies.