Visions of Social Control: Crime, Punishment and Classification

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Visions of Social Control: Crime, Punishment and Classification

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Stanley Cohen traces the historical roots of these apparent changes and reforms, demonstrates in detail their often paradoxical results and speculates on the whole future of social control in Western societies. In Great Britain, North America and Western Europe, the 1960's saw new theories and styles of social control which seemed to undermine the whole basis of the established system. Here you will find options to view and activate subscriptions, manage institutional settings and access options, access usage statistics, and more. Chapter 1 describes the foundations of the deviancy control system in the late 1700's and early 1800's, compares the historical models used to explain these developments, and examines several destructuring movements that appeared in the 1960's (decentralization, decriminalization, informalism, self-help, demedicalization, destigmatization, behaviorism, and neoclassicism). He has produced an entirely original synthesis of the original literature as well as an introductory guide to the major theoreticians of social control, such as David Rothman and Michael Foucault.

If this is the first time you used this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your Google Drive account.To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. If you do not have a society account or have forgotten your username or password, please contact your society. For librarians and administrators, your personal account also provides access to institutional account management. There is a historical approach that highlights not only changes in criminal and deviant behaviour but also, continuities in this behaviour.

A concluding chapter on the practical and policy implications of the analysis is of special relevance to social workers and other practitioners. Chapter 3 examines explanations for these trends and delineates five models of the relationship between social control policy intentions and consequences. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. The final chapter further analyzes the choices, values, hidden agendas, and domain assumptions of various social control positions.This text analyses the ways in which behaviour comes to be defined as criminal and/or deviant and explores the ways in which conformity and social control can be achieved. Visions of Social Control is a wide ranging analysis of recent shifts in ideas and practices for dealing with crime and delinquency.

We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others.To save this article to your Google Drive account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. To save this article to your Dropbox account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. Please also list any non-financial associations or interests (personal, professional, political, institutional, religious or other) that a reasonable reader would want to know about in relation to the submitted work. Stanley Cohen, Visions of Social Control: Crime Punishment and Classification, Polity Press, Cambridge, 1985 x + 325 pp. This is an indispensable book for anyone who wants to make sense of the bewildering recent shifts in ideology and policy towards crime - and to understand the broader sociological implications of the study of social control.

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