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Making Sense of Penal Change
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Making Sense of Penal Change

Tom Daems


This book reviews the burgeoning literature on contemporary punishment and penal change, concentrating on the work of David Garland, John Pratt, Hans Boutellier and Loïc Wacquant. The author argues that academics do not think and write in a vacuum, they carry a past with them and are influenced by new insights and theories, and constantly need to reposition themselves within their own field and their political environment. This book, then, is as much about the selected authors as the stories they bring. It includes four large chapters devoted to the work of each author, offering an exposé of t ... More

Keywords: contemporary punishment, penal change, David Garland, John Pratt, Hans Boutellier, Loïc Wacquant, criminology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199559787
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559787.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tom Daems, author
Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Criminal Law and the Leuven Institute of Criminology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven