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State, Power, Crime

by Roy Coleman, Joe Sim, Steve Tombs and David Whyte SAGE Publications Ltd
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Featuring contributions by many of the leading scholars in the field, this seminal text explores the key themes and debates on state power today, in relation to crime and social order. It critically evaluates a range of substantive areas of criminological concern, including terrorism, surveillance, violence and the media.

State, Power, Crime provides:
''historical overviews of key theories about state power
'' assessment of the relationship between crime, criminal justice and the state
'' analysis of the development of law and order policy
'' discussion of the impact of structural fissures such as gender, race and sexuality
'' an overview of current research and writing
'' critical reflection on the future direction of research and analysis
'' advice on further reading.

In 1978, with the publication of Hall et al's Policing the Crisis and Poulantzas's State, Power, Socialism, the complexity of the state's interventions in maintaining a capitalist social order were laid bare for critical criminological analysis. State, Power, Crime offers an up-to-date and comprehensive examination of the challenges posed by state power, in relation to both criminal and social justice.

Introduction. State, Power, Crime Roy Coleman, Joe Sim, Steve Tombs and Dave Whyte
Gender, Power and the State: Same as it Ever Was? Anette Ballinger
The Heterostate: Hegemonic Heterosexuality and State Power Lois Bibbings
Racism and the State: Authoritarianism and Coercion Jon Burnett
Policing the Working Class in the City of Renewal: The State and Social Surveillance Roy Coleman
Young People, Youth Justice and the State Janet Jamieson and Joe Yates
Power, Politics and the Welfare State Chris Jones and Tony Novak
The State and Corporate Crime Steve Tombs and David Whyte
Violence and the State Penny Green and Tony Ward
The 'Exceptional' State Paddy Hillyard
Intelligence, Terrorism and the State Pete Gill
Crime Prevention, Community Safety and the Local State Lynn Hancock
Victims and the State Sandra Walklate
Crime, Media and the State Paul Mason
The State, Knowledge Production and Criminology Reece Walters
Nation States and the Production of Social Harm: Resisting the Hegemony of 'TINA'