|Titre :||Tough choices: Risk, security and the criminalization of drug policy|
|Auteurs :||T. SEDDON ; L. WILLIAMS ; R. RALPHS|
|Type de document :||Livre|
|Editeur :||Oxford - New York : Oxford University Press, 2012|
|Collection :||Clarendon Studies in Criminology|
|Format :||220 p. / index, ann.|
|Discipline :||SHS (Sciences humaines et sociales / Humanities and social sciences)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASEPOLITIQUE ; CRIMINOLOGIE ; SECURITE ; JUSTICE ; CONTROLE DES STUPEFIANTS ; CRIMINALITE ; POLICE
• Examines the transformation of recent drug policy, the growing emphasis on links with crime and the integration of drug treatment within the criminal justice system.
• Explores how the strategic vision of the drug-crime 'problem' has shaped the ways in which drug-using offenders are identified, targeted and managed.
• Presents analysis of policy documents and nearly 200 interviews conducted with key players in the policy development and implementation process, from senior civil servants to drug users.
• Based on a 30-month ESRC-funded research project, 'Governing drug-related crime in the risk society'.
In recent years, British drug policy has undergone a transformation: tackling 'drug-driven' crime through criminal justice interventions has arguably become the central priority and focus. The 'criminal justice turn', as the authors refer to current UK drugs policy, is based on three simple and linked assumptions: drug-driven property crime is a major driver of local area crime rates, especially in deprived neighbourhoods; the criminal justice system can be used to target these drug-motivated offenders and direct them into treatment; and treatment can lead to significant reductions in their offending.
"Tough Choices: Risk, Security and the Criminalization of Drug Policy" explores a series of questions about the 'criminal justice' turn in British drugs policy, from why it happened at all to what led policy to unfold in the way that it did, by analyzing policy documents and over 200 interviews conducted with key players in the policy development and implementation process. At the practice level, the authors explore how the strategic vision of the drug-crime 'problem' has shaped the ways in which drug-using offenders are identified, targeted and managed - in other words, why the implementation of the Drug Interventions Programme on the ground has taken the forms that it has. This is addressed through a detailed examination of practice in three local areas. Both the emergence of this new policy direction and its implementation in practice can best be understood as part of a wider transformation in governance in which risk-based thinking has become central to the ways in which we seek to address our contemporary insecurities.
The book is based on a 30-month ESRC-funded research project on the Drug Interventions Programme and draws on the extensive empirical data generated during the project.
Readership: Academics and students in criminal justice, criminology, and sociology.
|Note de contenu :||
1: Introduction: Drugs, crime and criminal justice
2: Risk, security and the criminal justice turn
3: The politics of drug policy-making
4: Police custody: A risk filtering machine
5: Criminal courts: A risk management system
6: Drugs work / Knowledge work
7: The impact of the criminal justice turn
8: Conclusions: Reimagining risk and security
|Domaine :||Drogues illicites / Illicit drugs|
|Affiliation :||School of Law, University of Manchester ; Department of Sociology, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK|