Visions of Social Control: Crime, Punishment and Classification
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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 Crime, Punishment and Classification by Stanley cohen, Polity Press, 1985. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. 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.
Chapter 5 highlights these positions in terms of the power and interests of experts and professionals in determining the nature of control policy. Stanley Cohen, Visions of Social Control: Crime Punishment and Classification, Polity Press, Cambridge, 1985 x + 325 pp.The final chapter further analyzes the choices, values, hidden agendas, and domain assumptions of various social control positions. 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. 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. For librarians and administrators, your personal account also provides access to institutional account management.