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Short description Through illuminating case studies and recent empirical research, this book studies the critical relationship between social policy and crime management with an in-depth review of current trends and a look at the potential contribution of social policy initiatives to both crime causation and cessation. Particular attention is paid to existing social policy trends and their impact on crime causation, crime rates, and crime management. The text also researches the role social policy can play in promoting more effective reintegration of offenders into the community, as well as social capital and the creation of positive networks to prevent reoffending.
From the contents List of Contributors vii
Introduction 1 Hazel Kemshall
1 An International Crime Decline: Lessons for Social Welfare Crime Policy? 5 Paul Knepper
2 Advise, Assist and Befriend: Can Probation Supervision Support Desistance? 23 Deirdre Healy
3 The Relational Context of Desistance: Some Implications and Opportunities for Social Policy 41 Beth Weaver
4 'Regulating the Poor': Observations on the 'Structural Coupling' of Welfare, Criminal Justice and the Voluntary Sector in a 'Big Society' 59 John J. Rodger
5 What Prospects Youth Justice? Children in Trouble in the Age of Austerity 77 Joe Yates
6 Bleak Times for Children? The Anti-social Behaviour Agenda and the Criminalization of Social Policy 93 Janet Jamieson
7 Social Citizenship and Social Security Fraud in the UK and Australia 111 Gráinne McKeever