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Visions of Social Control: Crime, Punishment and Classification

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Visions of Social Control is a wide ranging analysis of recent shifts in ideas and practices for dealing with crime and delinquency.
In Great Britain, North America and Western Europe, the 1960's saw new theories and styles of social control which seemed to undermine the whole basis of the established system. Such slogans as 'decarceration' and 'division' radically change
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Paperback, 336 pages
Published January 8th 1991 by Polity Press (first published January 15th 1985)
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I still find it amazing that Stan Cohen wrote this book in 1985 when the trends he was writing about weren't yet clear. Still as relevant as ever.
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Cohen is a master in writing about deviant behaviors and how society takes a big part in them
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Stanley Cohen is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics.
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