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Published: 18 June 2012

300 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199581061

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The Insecurity State

Vulnerable Autonomy and the Right to Security in the Criminal Law

Peter Ramsay

  • 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 the New Labour's penal policies in the UK
  • Explains how preventive criminal laws have arisen from a deficit of political authority rather than from excessive authoritarianism
  • Offers a criminal law theory that is unorthodox in both its method and its content

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