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What's Wrong with the Sociology of Punishment

Braithwaite, John


The sociology of punishment is seen through the work of David Garland (2001) as contributing useful insights, but less than it might because of its focus on societal choices of whether and how to punish instead of on choices of whether to regulate by punishment or by a range of other important strategies. A problem in Garland's genealogical method is that branches of the genealogy are sawn off - the branches where the chosen instruments of regulation decentre punishment. This blinds us to the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Theoretical Criminology
DOI: 10.1177/1362480603007001198


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