New modes of governance and the commodification of criminological knowledge

Walters, Reece (2003). New modes of governance and the commodification of criminological knowledge. Social and Legal Studies, 12(1) pp. 5–26.

URL: http://sls.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/12/1/5

Abstract

This article explores the influence of new modes of governance on the production of criminological knowledge. In doing so, it examines the rise of discourses on risk and critiques the ways in which academic environments are changing under new managerialist philosophies. The article further explores the increasing 'commodification of criminological knowledge' and analyses its effect on contemporary criminological scholarship. Finally, this article examines the contours of critical criminological scholarship and advocates for a criminology of resistance.

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