The rising tide of crime is a dominant feature of modern society. Moreover, finding successful methods of dealing with crime is an increasingly sensitive politcal issue. But could our concerns be misplaced, and could it be crime control, rather than crime itself, that is the real danger for the future? In this book, Nils Christie argues that crime control has become an industry with unlimited potential for growth. Raw material, in the form of those actions regarded as criminal, is in abundant supply, and now fuels the rapid growth of an industry creating its own profits, jobs, and demand for further growth. The resulting forms of control are exposed in this book, which surveys a range of western societies, from those in Europe where prison rates remain low, to the United States, where the prison population is ten times larger than anywhere else in the world.
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Nils Christie is Professor of Criminology at the Faculty of Law, University of Oslo.Language Notes:
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Norwegian
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Book Description Routledge, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11041509478X
Book Description Routledge, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M041509478X