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Security at the Expense of Liberty

Title: Security at the Expense of Liberty: A Test of Predictions Deriving From the Culture of Control Thesi.
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Name(s): Pickett, Justin T., author
Mears, Daniel P., author
Stewart, Eric A., author
Gertz, Marc, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Date Issued: 2013-02-25
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: In The Culture of Control: Crime and Social Order in Contemporary Society, David Garland linked contemporary crime control policies and welfare reforms to a cultural formation that he termed the “crime complex of late modernity.” According to Garland, once established, the crime complex exerts a contemporaneous effect on public views about both criminal justice and the welfare state, increasing popular support for security measures as well as more restrictive public assistance policies. Although Garland’s thesis has featured prominently in scholarship on crime and punishment, few empirical studies have tested the specific predictions that underlie his arguments. To address this research gap, this study uses public opinion data to assess the extent to which key dimensions of the crime complex are associated with public views about criminal justice policies and welfare reforms that emphasize security and control. The results support several of the theoretical underpinnings of Garland’s thesis. The authors discuss the implications of the findings for theory, research, and policy.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1461874016 (IID), 10.1177/0011128712461612 (DOI)
Publication Note: Published in Crime and Delinquency. Publisher's version can be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0011128712461612
Preferred Citation: Pickett, Justin T., Eric A. Stewart, Daniel P. Mears, and Marc Gertz. 2013. “Security at the Expense of Liberty: A Test of Predictions Deriving From the Culture of Control Thesis.” Crime and Delinquency 59(2): 214-242.
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1461874016
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Crime and Delinquency.
Issue: iss. 2, vol. 59

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Pickett, J. T., Mears, D. P., Stewart, E. A., & Gertz, M. (2013). Security at the Expense of Liberty: A Test of Predictions Deriving From the Culture of Control Thesi. Crime And Delinquency. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1461874016