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Beyond Law and Order By Robert Reiner

Beyond Law and Order
by Robert Reiner

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Part of a series which explores contemporary sociological issues, this volume examines criminal justice policy and politics in the UK, looking to their development into the 1990s.
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Beyond Law and Order: Criminal Justice Policy and Politics into the 1990s by Robert Reiner

"Law and Order" was a central part of the platform which took Mrs Thatcher and the Conservatives into office in 1979. They highlighted increasing crime rates and growing disorder, blaming these on the Labour Government. They pledged to reduce crime through a package of tough "law and order" policies. After a decade in office it is clear that the programme has failed to deliver. Crime rates and disorder have escalated relentlessly. This has forced the government into a U-term, emphasizing the limits of the criminal justice system as a means of controlling crime. The Left for its part has espoused a "new realism" in the area of crime control. The essays in this volume report on recent research on the changing contours of policy on "law and order". They provide a comprehensive account of the main features of crime control practice in the 1980s, and the likely key trends of the 1990s.

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Table of Contents

Privatization and the police function - from "New Police" to "New Policing", Les Johnston; "Creeping Privatisation"? The police, the Conservative government and policing in the late 1980s, Philip Rawlings; chief constables in England and Wales - a social portrait of a criminal justice elite, Robert Reiner; the dual role of the Royal Ulster Constabulary in Northern Ireland, Kathleen Magee; mirroring the market? Police reorganization and effectiveness against drug trafficking, Nicholas Dorn, Karim Murji and Nigel South; investigating tax and supplementary benefit fraud, Dee Cook; community involvement in criminal justice - the representativeness of volunteers, R.I.Mawby; a fresh start - managing the prison service, Roy D.King and Kathleen McDermott; under siege - probation in a changing environment, Tim May; partnership in a jocal juvenile justice system - the case for marginality, Kate Lyon; victims, crime prevention and social control, Sandra Walklate; left realism in criminology and the return to consensus theory, Kevin Stenson, and Nigel Brearley.

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Beyond Law and Order: Criminal Justice Policy and Politics into the 1990s by Robert Reiner
Robert Reiner
Explorations in Sociology
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Palgrave Macmillan
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