Journals Higher Education



30 April 2012

352 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199653522

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When Children Kill Children

Penal Populism and Political Culture

David A. Green

  • Tackles penal populism and the media through the lens of two specific and controversial cases in a unique treatment of this subject
  • Discusses the role played by political culture in explaining the different press, political, and public responses to high-profile crimes
  • Proposes reform strategies for improving the adverserial nature of English political culture, in contrast to the more descriptive approaches of other texts dealing with the topic