The Culture of Control

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Book Review

Aaron Forshey

Crim 103

11/26/12

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The book The Culture of Control is written by David Garland in 2001. The Culture of Control is a study about the social, economic, and political force that gives rise to the current culture of crime in the U.S. Crime control changes of the last twenty years or so were determined not just criminological consideration but also by historical forces that transformed social and economic life in the second half of the twentieth century (Garland, 2001, pg 75). Four our purposes it is useful to distinguish two sets of transformative forces (Garland, 2001, pg 75). These purposes include the social and economic, and culture changes the distinctiveness of late modernity that is experienced to a greater or lesser degree by all Western industrialized democracies after WW II and which became most marked from the 1960’s (Garland, 2001, pg 75). Another purpose is the political realignments and policy initiatives that developed in response to these changes and in reaction to the alleged crisis of the welfare state (Garland, 2001, pg 75). The late modernity refers to the large scale of the social changes that have occurred during the last half of the twentieth century (Garland, 2001, pg 75). This era is described as a distinct phase of history, and refers to several discrete trends that developed, the advances in knowledge and the changing dynamics of capitalist production and market exchange, the restructure of the family, changes in social ecology, the rise of the mass media, and the democratization of social and cultural life (Garland, 2001, pg 75). I agree with the other that late modernity refer to the large scale of the social changes that have occurred in the last half of the twentieth century. I also agree that the advances in technology and the changing dynamics of capitalist production, market exchange, the restructuring of the family, change in social ecology, the rise of the mass media, and the 3...
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