Telling sentencing stories

Jacqueline Tombs

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    Book abstract: This book is concerned to explore the idea of imaginary penalities and to understand why the management of criminal justice and criminal justice systems has so often reached crisis point. Its underlying theme is that when political strategies of punitive populism are combined with managerialist techniques of social auditing, a new all-encompassing form of governance has emerged - powerless to deliver what it promises but with a momentum of its own and increasingly removed from proper democratic accountability.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationImaginary Penalites
    Place of PublicationCullompton
    PublisherWillan Publishing
    ISBN (Print)9781843923756
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008


    • criminology
    • penalties
    • social justice


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