Crime, Institutional Knowledge and Power
The Rich Criminological Legacy of Richard Ericson
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Criminology lost a world leader with the untimely death of Richard Ericson in 2007. Ericson was one of the most prolific, influential and widely cited criminologists of his generation, producing monumental and pathbreaking works on how the criminal justice system and other key institutions attempt to control crime, manage risk and produce security. This volume, edited by three of Professor Ericson's colleagues and co-authors, presents a sampling of Ericson's acclaimed work on such topics as juvenile justice, policing, the courts, the media, the insurance industry, and national security. The book is required reading for scholars interested in understanding the dynamics of crime, risk and security and for those eager to learn more about one of the field's most important and innovative researchers and scholars.
Table of Contents
Contents: Introduction; Being free; Social distance and reaction to criminality; The occupational environment of detective work; Dealing with victim-complainants; Order out of court II: the position of the accused and the plea decision (with Patricia M. Baranek); Patrolling the facts: secrecy and publicity in police work; Media and markets (with Patricia M. Baranek and Janet B.L. Chan); How journalists visualize fact; The moral hazards of neo-liberalism: lessons from the private insurance industry (with Dean Barry and Aaron Doyle); The policing of risk (with Kevin D. Haggerty); Uncertainties of earthquakes: absorbing risk, mitigation, and infrastructure (with Aaron Doyle); National security; Name Index.
Kevin D. Haggerty is Professor of Sociology and Criminology at the University of Alberta, Canada, Aaron Doyle is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton University, Canada and Janet Chan is Professor and President of the Academic Board at the University of New South Wales, Australia