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By Mark Brown, John Pratt

ISBN-10: 0415200482

ISBN-13: 9780415200486

This hugely arguable new e-book considers how the damaging criminal has turn into this sort of determine of collective nervousness for the voters of rationalised Western societies. The authors consider:
* principles of threat and social probability in ancient perspective
* criminal responses to violent criminals
* makes an attempt to foretell harmful behaviour
* why specific teams, comparable to ladies, stay in danger from violent crime.
This encouraged assortment invitations us to reconsider the bought knowledge on risky offenders, and should be of curiosity to scholars and students within the fields of criminology and the sociology of threat.

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The monstrous is the anomaly, the exception, not merely a deviation from the norm but something with a radically different nature, gross pathology, perhaps evil. Rather than norm and deviation we have seductive fantasies of ideal communities of harmony and civility threatened by terrifying fantasies of monsters. (Rose 1998: 35) References Adams, J. (1995) Risk, London: UCL Press. Aharoni, Y. (1981) The No-Risk Society, Chatham, NJ: Chatham House. Beck, U. (1992) Risk Society, New York: Sage. Bernstein, P.

1996) Contract: A Critical Commentary, London: Pluto Press. Zelizer, V. (1994) Markets and Morals, New York: Basic Books. Zedlewski, E. ’, Public Administration Review 45(5): 771–9. Chapter 2 Dangerousness and modern society John Pratt In most modern societies, dangerousness has come to have a specific penological meaning. It is usually taken to refer to that group of offenders whose propensity to repeatedly commit crimes of a non-capital but otherwise serious nature puts the wellbeing of the rest of the community at risk.

1991: 147) write, Dangerousness and modern society 45 the downside however to the urbane life in cities lies in this same phenomenon; that is, a world in which one frequently encounters strangers on public streets, in restaurants, and shops is a world that poses questions about possible dangers and personal harm. In this regard, women are particularly disadvantaged by both the larger cultural traditions of Western societies and the special structures within which such fears are shaped and nourished.

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