The culture of high crime societies: Some preconditions of recent 'law and order' policies

David Garland

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    Abstract

    In a continuing attempt to explain the emergence of new strategies of crime control in the UK and USA, a theory of cultural adaptation is developed. The paper argues that the political and policy shifts of recent years have been conditioned by prior changes that have occurred at the level of social structures and cultural sensibilities. A historical account of these changes is outlined, together with a characterization of the culture of high crime societies.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)347-375
    Number of pages29
    JournalBritish Journal of Criminology
    Volume40
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2000

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
    • Social Psychology
    • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
    • Law

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