The Resource States of Violence and the Civilising Process : On Criminology and State Crime, by Rob Watts

States of Violence and the Civilising Process : On Criminology and State Crime, by Rob Watts

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States of Violence and the Civilising Process : On Criminology and State Crime
Title
States of Violence and the Civilising Process
Title remainder
On Criminology and State Crime
Statement of responsibility
by Rob Watts
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book offers a distinctive and novel approach to state-sponsored violence, one of the major problems facing humanity in the previous and now the twenty-first century. It addresses the question: how is it possible that large numbers of ordinary men and women are able to do the killing, torturing and violence that defines crimes against humanity? In his striking analysis, Rob Watts shows how and why states, of all political persuasions, engage in crimes against humanity, including: genocide, homicide, torture, kidnapping, illegal surveillance and detention. This book advances a new interpretive frame. It argues against the 'civilizing process' model, showing how both states and social sciences like sociology and criminology have been complicit in splitting 'the social' from 'the ethical' while accepting too complacently that modern states are the exemplars of morality and rationality. The book makes the case that it is possible to bring together in the one interpretative frame, our understanding of social action involving personal motivation and ethical responsibility and patterns of collective social action operating in terms of the agencies of 'the State'. Rob Watts identifies and charts the pathways of action and 'practical' (i.e. ethical) judgements which the perpetrators of these crimes against humanity constructed for themselves to make sense of what they were doing. At once challenging and highly accessible, the book reveals the policy-making processes that produce state crime as well as showing how ordinary people do the state's dirty work. Rob Watts is Professor of Social Policy at RMIT University, Australia. His previous publications include The Foundations of the National Welfare State (1987), Arguing About the Australian Welfare State (1992), Discovering Risk (2006), Talking Policy: Australian Social Policy (2007) and International Criminology: A Critical Introduction (2009)
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ORZ
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Watts, Rob
Index
index present
LC call number
  • HV6251.6
  • HV6001-HV7220.5
LC item number
.W38 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Critical Criminological Perspectives
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • State crimes
  • Social sciences
  • Crime
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Crime
  • Social sciences
  • Crime & criminology
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Crime and Society
Label
States of Violence and the Civilising Process : On Criminology and State Crime, by Rob Watts
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Chapter 1. Criminology and Crimes of the State -- Chapter 2. Thinking About Civilization, Violence and the State -- Chapter 3. Thinking the Unthinkable: The State and Crimes of the State -- Chapter 4. Stalin and Crimes of the State: The Soviet Terror, 1936-37 -- Chapter 5. 'The Day the Police Came': Welfare Policy as State Crime -- Chapter 6. The United States of Exception: Crimes Of The State And The War On Terror, 2001-2015 -- Chapter 7. Criminology, Society and the Ethical -- Chapter 8. Making Sense of Wickedness -- Chapter 9. Why Ordinary People Do Bad Things for the State -- Conclusion
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XII, 413 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137499400
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
SpringerLink
Other control number
9781137499400
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
com.springer.onix.9781137499417
System control number
  • (OCoLC)953041192
  • (OCoLC)ocn953041192
Label
States of Violence and the Civilising Process : On Criminology and State Crime, by Rob Watts
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Chapter 1. Criminology and Crimes of the State -- Chapter 2. Thinking About Civilization, Violence and the State -- Chapter 3. Thinking the Unthinkable: The State and Crimes of the State -- Chapter 4. Stalin and Crimes of the State: The Soviet Terror, 1936-37 -- Chapter 5. 'The Day the Police Came': Welfare Policy as State Crime -- Chapter 6. The United States of Exception: Crimes Of The State And The War On Terror, 2001-2015 -- Chapter 7. Criminology, Society and the Ethical -- Chapter 8. Making Sense of Wickedness -- Chapter 9. Why Ordinary People Do Bad Things for the State -- Conclusion
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XII, 413 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137499400
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
SpringerLink
Other control number
9781137499400
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
com.springer.onix.9781137499417
System control number
  • (OCoLC)953041192
  • (OCoLC)ocn953041192

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