Joachim J. Savelsberg, Brooke Chambers, “Human Rights and Social Control”, in Mathieu Deflem (éd.), The Handbook of Social Control, Hoboken, Wiley Blackwell, 2019, pp. 442-455
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An essential resource that contains a contemporary overview of the concept of social control and its main approaches
The Handbook of Social Control offers a comprehensive review of the concepts of social control in today’s environment and focuses on the most relevant theories associated with social control. With contributions from noted experts in the field across 32 chapters, the depth and scope of the Handbook reflects the theoretical and methodological diversity that exists within the study of social control. Chapters explore various topics including: theoretical perspectives; institutions and organizations; law enforcement; criminal justice agencies; punishment and incarceration; surveillance; and global developments.
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