Journals Higher Education



Published: 07 May 2009

344 Pages

ISBN: 9780195386011

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Governing Through Crime

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

Johnathan Simon

Studies in Crime and Public Policy

  • Selling point: Looks beyond the criminal justice system to the actual changes that crime control has wrought on society.
  • Selling point: Takes a historical approach, looking at changes from the middle of the twentieth century to the present.
  • Selling point: A CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title, 2007 and Winner of the 2008 ASA Sociology of Law Distinguished Book Award.