The Politics of Antisocial Behaviour: Amoral Panics (Routledge Advances in Criminology)

The Politics of Antisocial Behaviour: Amoral Panics (Routledge Advances in Criminology) by Stuart Waiton

Title: The Politics of Antisocial Behaviour: Amoral Panics (Routledge Advances in Criminology)
Author: Stuart Waiton
ISBN10: 0415957052
ISBN13: 978-0415957052
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (November 19, 2007)
Language: English
Subcategory: Social Sciences
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Pages: 214 pages
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The Politics of Antisocial Behaviour: Amoral Panics (Routledge Advances in Criminology) by Stuart Waiton


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Antisocial behaviour is becoming a universally accepted problem and one that dominates the political and popular imagination. By providing a new criminological framework for understanding the fear of crime,this book reposes the increasingly important debate around antisocial behaviour and the internationally understood idea of moral panics.Through a critical engagement with theories of risk, the book develops Furedi’s understanding of a Culture of Fear to illustrate how firstly, society today is best understood to be in a permanent state of anxiety, and secondly, how this state of affairs has arisen due to the collapse of traditional politics and morality, and equally, of radical alternatives to it. Central toWaiton'sthesisis an explanation of the changing therapeutic relationship between the individual and society based on an understanding of diminished subjectivity and the newly emerged vulnerable public.