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Project: A swelling culture of control: the Belgian case of governing incivilities

01-JAN-10 – 31-OCT-12

The organizing patterns in contemporary crime control and their social and cultural underpinnings, are an important topic in modern criminology. The post-modern society and her characteristics was analysed by many Anglo-saxon authors. David Garland is considered the leading scholar in this matter with his theory of the "culture of control" and his analysis of criminal justice & crime control in Britain and Amerika. His theory played a important role in the development op the analysis of the risk society. This project will test D. Garland's analyses in a continental setting in an empirical study about governing incivilities in Belgium.