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A criminology of moral order

Published

16 Jan 2019

Page count

176 pages

Series

New horizons in criminology

ISBN

978-1529203752

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

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Bristol University Press
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Published

16 Jan 2019

Page count

176 pages

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New horizons in criminology

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978-1529203905

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

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Bristol University Press
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Published

16 Jan 2019

Page count

176 pages

Series

New horizons in criminology

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978-1529203875

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

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Bristol University Press
£21.99 £17.59You save £4.40 (20%)
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    Moral order is disturbed by criminal events. However in a secularized and networked society a common moral ground is increasingly hard to find.

    People feel confused about the bigger issues of our time such as crime, anti-social behaviour, Islamist radicalism, sexual harassment and populism. Traditionally, issues around morality have been neglected by criminologists.

    Through theory, case studies and discussion this book sheds a new and topical light on these concerns. Using the moral perspective Boutellier bridges the gap between people’s emotional opinions on crime, and criminologists rationalised answers to questions of crime and security.

    Prof. Hans Boutellier is a leading social scientist in the Netherlands and Professor in Security, Safety and Resilience at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. His previous publications include “The Secular Experiment” (2015); “The Improvising Society” (2011); “The Safety Utopia” (2002); and “Crime and Morality” (1993)

    Introduction: A Conceptual Exploration of Moral Space

    Part one: Complexity without Direction

    Social Order in a Network Society

    The Radical Secularization of Moral Space

    Part two: Security Politics

    Criminal Law as a Moral Stronghold

    Securitization in a Safe New World

    Part three: Sex and Identity

    Sexual Offences and Mutual Consent

    Diversity, Radicalisation and Populism

    Conclusion: Emerging Morality

    “Boutellier is a keen thinker of the paradoxes of our time.” Vrij Nederland