Lecture 9 20140405
The New Penology and the Culture of Control
Characterization of shift from “penal welfarism” to “crime control”
• Risk Society (Ulrick Beck & Richard Ericson)
• Actuarial Justice (Malcolm Feeley & Johnathan Simon)
• PostKeynesian state (Pat O’Malley)
• Culture of Control (David Garland)
• New criminology of everyday life
• New ways of governing crime
New ways of theorizing, understanding, managing crime
Penal Welfare to Crime Control
• Main Characteristics of
1. Penal Welfare
2. Crime Control
• How has shift to crime control transformed everyday life?
Main Characteristics of Penal Welfarism
• Characterized by correctionalism and an emphasis on treatment and rehabilitation
• A reaction against corporal punishment
• Focused on disciplining and reforming offenders in order to reintegrate them into society
• How have things changed in relation to before?
• Penal Welfarism emerged from welfare state, some refer to it as 1940s1970s, and some say beginning
of 19 century. • There should be just forms of punishment for the accused, and the laws developed rehabilitative and
they are just measures
• There should be certain amount of rights for the prisoners to vote, health needs, and drug treatment
• Against corporal punishment, idea severely was to rehabilitative and reintegrates them into society.
• People live in different worlds but majority of offenders should be treated appropriately
• Cuts to social programs when we are increasing taxes to account for welfarism—changing the social
meaning of crime.
Main Characteristics of Crime Control
• Decline of Rehabilitation Ideal
1. This is the time we expanded and brought forth parole and probation, so people are under
supervision under the CJS to help you and provide and adjus