Criminology, probation and stuff

Some musings on criminology with a focus on probation

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I am a criminology PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge.


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January 9, 2009 at 3:10 pm

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  1. I’m not sure what the ‘punitive turn’ is, unless you mean the half-hearted (but nonetheless welcome) Michael Howard policy of banging more people up for longer.

    I trust you’ve read the Wicked Uncle and my experiences as a potential criminology student.

    Laban Tall

    June 17, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    • i do mean the policies introduced since Michael Howard although I’m not sure I’d say they were welcome. Thanks for the link to your criminology experience- maybe you should read David Garland’s Culture of Control– it should give you insight into what criminology can be (in terms of eschewing ‘raw data’ at least) and providing a new view of the world as well as explaining what I mean by the ‘punitive turn’.


      June 18, 2009 at 8:24 am

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