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Over the past decade, punitiveness has been studied through analyses of 'increased' or 'new' forms of punishment in western countries. Comparative studies on the other hand have illustrated important differences in levels of punitiveness between these countries and have tried to explain these differences by looking at risk and protective factors. Covering both quantitative and qualitative dimensions, this book focuses on mechanisms interacting with levels of punitiveness that seem to allow room for less punitive (political) choices, especially within a European context: social policies, human rights and a balanced approach to victim rights and public opinion in constitutional democracies.
|Title of host publication||Resisting Punitiveness in Europe?: Welfare, Human Rights and Democracy|
|Editors||S Snacken, E. Dumortier|
|Number of pages||27|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
- public opinion