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Contrasts in Tolerance : Post-War Penal Policy in the Netherlands and England and Wales - David Downes

Contrasts in Tolerance

Post-War Penal Policy in the Netherlands and England and Wales

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Published: 11th March 1993
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"David Downes' fascinating comparative analysis takes us a great deal nearer to an understanding of the roots and strength of reductionism in the Netherlands...... powerful and scholarly enquiry" New Statesman and Society "Contrasts in Tolerance is expertly crafted and beautifully written. Professor Downes pinpoints the crucial theoretical issues regarding sentencing, imprisonment, and decarceration and uses original and rich data that addresses these issues in the Netherlands and in England. In persuasively demonstrating real effects of specific penal policies. Professor Downes is able to address real possibilites for specific penal change. Contrasts in Tolerance is ambitious, creative, and a model in comparative empirical scholarship. As such it will prove to be a significant and lasting contribution to several fields, including Criminology, Social Policy, Political Science, and Sociology" Richard V Ericson, University of Toronto.

`David Downes's study is one which should be read not just by penologists and Home Office officials--for whom it will be essential--but by anyone who wishes to understand how institutions are shaped by the web of social and cultural relations in which they exist.' David Garland, British Journal of Sociology 'masterly analysis of dutch penal policy' Adam Sampson, Legal Action, May 1993 `a surprisingly readable and informative book ... he navigates his way through the subject with remarkable clarity ... a book which should be read by doctors who wish to broaden their knowledge base and build up a good forensic library.' Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health

Acknowledgementsp. viii
The Criminal Justice Systems of the Netherlands and Englandp. 1
Post-War Penal Trends in the Netherlands and Englandp. 29
Theories of Decarceration: Problems of Accounting for Sentencing Trends in the Netherlandsp. 56
Consequences of Sentencing Trends in the Netherlandsp. 102
Drugs: The Limits of Tolerance?p. 123
The Depth of Imprisonment: An Exploratory Study of the Netherlands and Englandp. 163
Contrasts in Tolerance: Criminal Justice Policies in the Netherlands and Englandp. 189
Referencesp. 207
Indexp. 219
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ISBN: 9780198258339
ISBN-10: 019825833X
Series: Oxford Socio-Legal Studies
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 11th March 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.32