Policing Property and Moral Risk Through Promotions, Anonymization and Rewards: Crime Stoppers Revisited

@article{Lippert2002PolicingPA,
  title={Policing Property and Moral Risk Through Promotions, Anonymization and Rewards: Crime Stoppers Revisited},
  author={Randy K. Lippert},
  journal={Social & Legal Studies},
  year={2002},
  volume={11},
  pages={475 - 502}
}
This article explores promotions, anonymity and rewards as techniques of governance in Canadian Crime Stoppers (CS) programmes by analysing texts and personal interviews. The function of CS Crime of the Week advertisements is found to be more a practical effort to reduce loss along property lines through offering rewards and anonymity and less a tactical effort to solve mostly violent crimes or a symbolic endeavour consistent with the promotion of ‘law and order’ ideology. Through new… Expand
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