Criminogenic needs and the transformative risk subject

  title={Criminogenic needs and the transformative risk subject},
  author={Kelly Hannah-Moffat},
  journal={Punishment \& Society},
  pages={29 - 51}
This article examines the discrepancies between theories of risk and penality and emergent strategies of risk/need identification and management. Working back from the strategies themselves, I argue that the current generations of risk/need technologies are a significant departure from the pessimistic theoretical accounts of risk in criminal justice associated with the ‘new penology’ and ‘actuarial justice’. I argue that risk knowledges are fluid and flexible and capable of supporting a range… 
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