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NCJ Number: 230046 Find in a Library
Title: Disciplining the Drifter: The Domestication of Travellers in the Netherlands
Journal: British Journal of Criminology  Volume:50  Issue:2  Dated:March 2010  Pages:206-221
Author(s): Marianne van Bochove; Jack Burgers
Date Published: March 2010
Page Count: 16
Type: Case Study
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This paper examines the policy of repressive inclusion in the Netherlands.
Abstract: Recent criminological literature, mainly based on experiences in the United States and the United Kingdom, suggests that Western societies have witnessed a shift from rehabilitation to repression and from inclusion to exclusion. However, in a socio-historical case study of national and local policies dealing with Travellers in the Netherlands - a group regarded as highly deviant - we found that rehabilitation remains the primary aim, albeit that the policy of rehabilitation recently has taken on a much more compulsory character. This policy can be conceived of as a practice of 'repressive inclusion'. Only detailed and empirical research on policies directed at strategically chosen groups in different institutional settings can decide whether this policy of repressive inclusion is a specific Dutch experience or has a more general application. References (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Corrections in foreign countries; Cultural influences; Deviance; Gypsies; Involuntary treatment; Legal deviance; Netherlands; Rehabilitation
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