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dc.contributor.authorMonterosso, Stephen
dc.identifier.citationMonterosso, Stephen (2008) Punitive criminal justice in contemporary society., School of Business Law Working Paper Series: no. 08:01, Curtin University of Technology, School of Business Law.

This paper examines the influence of so-called popular punitivism on contemporary society. Concerted efforts by policy makers have, in recent times, promoted the use of punitive criminal justice methods and rhetoric to maintain a castigatory sentiment amongst the public. This has lead to the acceptance that crime and anti social behaviour are more effectively controlled by harsh and authoritarian measures. Central to this rise in punitive sentiment is the use of media and other agencies to legitimize and encourage a sensationalized fear of crime which owes more to imagery and emotive elements than criminological research.

dc.publisherSchool of Business Law , Curtin University of Technology
dc.titlePunitive criminal justice in contemporary society.
dc.typeWorking Paper
dcterms.source.seriesSchool of Business Law Working Paper Series
curtin.accessStatusOpen access
curtin.facultySchool of Business Law
curtin.facultyCurtin Business School

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