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Justice in the Risk Society

Shearing, Clifford; Johnston, Les


The punishment paradigm is attractive because of the parsimonious way in which it integrates the instrumental and the symbolic features of ordering. This paper examines the relationship between these features in a context where risk and risk reduction are prioritised. The central question motivating the paper is a normative one: What opportunities, if any, does the explosion of risk-focused technologies present for minimising our reliance on punishment as a technology for governing security?...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology
DOI: 10.1375/0004865054062910


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