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When Children Kill ChildrenPenal Populism and Political Culture$
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David A. Green

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199230969

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230969.001.0001

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The Constraints and Effects of Political Culture

The Constraints and Effects of Political Culture

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When Children Kill Children

David A Green

Oxford University Press

This chapter defines some of the concepts used to explain the differences in responses to both the Bulger and Redergård cases, and to crime and the concern about it more generally in England and Norway. It offers two conceptual models. The first model describes the reciprocal ways that knowledge, discourses, and public sensibilities interact with media culture and political culture to influence the penal climate. Sentencing guidelines systems and the US Constitution are used as examples to illustrate the relationship between culture and structure. The second conceptual model explains the ways in which political culture and the assumptions embedded within it constrain the way we think about the problems we face and the ways we respond to them.

Keywords:   Bulger, Redergård, knowledge, discourses, public sensibilities, media culture, political culture

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