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SOC313March 20 2012Riskrisk touches on a lot of themes weve talked about alreadysurveillance bureaucratizationcrime managementin the CJS there is a shift happeninggovernments and agencies are starting to move away from a more traditional model of punishment either retributive or rehabilitativenot focused on making people better or punishing it is focused on managingmanaging the realitiesimplications of a certain populationthis isnt a radical departureit gets another logic another way of thinking about control that is starting to get some momentum Feely and Simoncharacterized this shift as the new penologynew what that punishment is being managed with an eye to riskactuarial justice what is an actuaryactuaries are often hired by insurance companiescomplex statistical model that if you have these certain risk factors what is going to happen to youwith regards to justice it is about predicting riskie TCLR psychopathy testthe whole story is that a guy is in prison because he did poorly on this test see how this ties into surveillanceyou need surveillance to get the data and then you need the bureaucracy to implement this data ie hand out surveys etc 3 different approaches to risk1 Social theories of Risk about large scale social change we are living in a different kind of society nowie Ulrich Beckrisk societyargues that in late modernity this time period is becoming its own themewhat this means is that right now we are dealing less with advancing new technology or creating new insight it is about creating those insight in the context of managing existing problemwhat we do now is spend a lot of time thinking about advanced modernity and the problems of advanced modernityie global warmingall this new technology we created it is now about managing those risks 2 Cultural theories of risk social constructionist theme Howard Becker and labeling theorysame kind of way of thinking
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