Revisiting Margaret Thatcher’s law and order agenda: The slow-burning fuse of punitiveness

  title={Revisiting Margaret Thatcher’s law and order agenda: The slow-burning fuse of punitiveness},
  author={Stephen Farrall and N. Burke and C. Hay},
  journal={British Politics},
  • Stephen Farrall, N. Burke, C. Hay
  • Published 2016
  • Political Science
  • British Politics
  • In recent years, criminologists have devoted growing attention to the extent to which ‘punitiveness’ is emerging as a central feature of many criminal justice systems. In gauging punitiveness, these studies typically rely either on attitudinal data derived from surveys that measure individual support for punitive sentences or on the size of the prison population. We take a different approach, exploring the aims, content and outcomes of various Acts of Parliament passed between 1982 and 1998 in… CONTINUE READING
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