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NCJ Number: 140130 Find in a Library
Title: Public Order and Private Lives: The Politics of Law and Order
Author(s): M Brake; C Hale
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 197
Sponsoring Agency: Routledge
Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 4RN, England
Publication Number: ISBN 0-415-02567-2
Sale Source: Routledge
2 Park Square
Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 4RN,
United Kingdom
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: The authors contend that crime remains a fact of life in Great Britain and will not be eliminated until government officials tackle the root causes, poverty and exploitation.
Abstract: They indicate that the crime level rose under the conservative policies of Margaret Thatcher, and they link Thatcher's economic and social policies to an increased militarization of policing, privatization of law and order issues, prison overcrowding, crime rate increases, fraud in business and industry, and lack of attention to health and safety regulations in favor of profit. The authors argue that government continues to undermine basic civil liberties by using legislation as a means of control and coercion. Consideration is given to the British economy since 1945, economic liberalism and conservative criminology, private attitudes and public policies, the police as social workers (community and multiagency policing), the failure of conservative criminology under Thatcher, fraud, and prisons and punishment under conservative criminology. References
Main Term(s): Criminology; Political influences
Index Term(s): Conservatism; Crime Causes; Crime in foreign countries; Great Britain/United Kingdom
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