Novus Ordo Saeclorum? A Commentary on Downes, and on Beckett and Western

David F. Greenberg

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    Abstract

    The article discusses methodological and interpretive issues raised by Beckett and Western's (2001) statistical analysis of US state imprisonment rates. It considers Downes’ (2001) argument that market economies generate high crime rates and high levels of punitiveness and questions whether Europe's penal history will follow that of the United States.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)81-93
    Number of pages13
    JournalPunishment & Society
    Volume3
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jan 2001

    Keywords

    • crime trends
    • prisons
    • unemployment
    • welfare

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
    • Law

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