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27 Nov 2008
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In considering the problems of legislating to reduce crime, this book highlights evidence of the veritable deluge of legislation which has reached the statute books over the last ten years and asks, what are the reasons for this? It provides an overview of some of the ways in which citizens are currently criminalized by legislation and gives specific examples of various other stealthy ways in which essential civil liberties have recently been restricted.

Generating new insights on crime reduction this study asks, is legislating to reduce crime really a good idea, or are there better ways of doing it and if so, what are these and why are they better? Why might it be wrong to over-legislate and what sort of societies could be produced from a propensity to over-legislate?


Description

In considering the problems of legislating to reduce crime, this book highlights evidence of the veritable deluge of legislation which has reached the statute books over the last ten years and asks, what are the reasons for this? It provides an overview of some of the ways in which citizens are currently criminalized by legislation and gives specific examples of various other stealthy ways in which essential civil liberties have recently been restricted.

Generating new insights on crime reduction this study asks, is legislating to reduce crime really a good idea, or are there better ways of doing it and if so, what are these and why are they better? Why might it be wrong to over-legislate and what sort of societies could be produced from a propensity to over-legislate?


Contents

Preface by Ken Pease
Series Preface by Martin Gill
The Retreat from Liberty
Constitutional Origins of Erosion
The Culture of Control
Detention Without Trial
Football Banning Orders
Secure Borders
Implications for Crime Reduction and Criminology
References


Authors

KATE MOSS is Reader in Law in the School of Legal Studies, Wolverhampton University, UK. She has conducted extensive research and consultancy work for a wide range of institutions including the police, the Home Office and Centrex. She is co-editor of Crime Reduction and the Law and author of Medium Secure, Psychiatric Provision in the Private Sector.