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Published: 26 April 2012

280 Pages


ISBN: 9780199581061

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The Insecurity State

Vulnerable Autonomy and the Right to Security in the Criminal Law

Peter Ramsay

Oxford Monographs on Criminal Law and Justice

  • Offers an original explanatory theory of current trends in criminal law and criminal justice policy
  • Develops a theoretical explanation of the criminal law from a detailed analysis and reconstruction of New Labour's penal policies
  • Explains how preventive criminal laws have arisen from a deficit of political authority rather than from excessive authoritarianism

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