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Published: 22 February 2007

344 Pages


ISBN: 9780195181081

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Governing through Crime

How the War on Crime Transformed American Democracy and Created a Culture of Fear

Jonathan Simon

Studies in Crime and Public Policy

  • This is the first book to look beyond the criminal justice system to the massive changes crime control has wrought on everyday life in America
  • This book will appeal to a general readership concerned with the nature of American government, fear and it's role in our society, and issues of crime and crime control
  • Chronicking the impact of fear on American democracy and society, this book touches on many related newsworthy issues ranging from fear of crime, terrorism, mass imprisonment, punishment in schools, in the family, and in the workplace