Prosecutors and the Definition of the Crime Problem in Italy: Balancing the Impact of Moral Panics

  title={Prosecutors and the Definition of the Crime Problem in Italy: Balancing the Impact of Moral Panics},
  author={R. Montana},
  journal={Criminal Law Forum},
  • R. Montana
  • Published 2009
  • Sociology
  • Criminal Law Forum
In western liberal countries late modernity brings in its wake certain distinctive patterns of crime control. Common sense, experience and stigmatization of crime and deviance seem to be the basis on which crime control policies are debated and eventually implemented. Insecurity and fear of crime are the enemies for an effective legal system. What is left for specialist crime control agencies? The Italian case can demonstrate that legal actors, in particular prosecutors, can still effectively… Expand
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