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Book Review: Henner Hess, Lars Ostermeier and Bettina Paul (eds) Kontrollkulturen: Texte zur Kriminalpolitik im Anschluss an David Garland (Cultures of Control: Texts on Criminal Policy following up from David Garland) Weinheim: Juventa Verlag GmbH, 2007. 9. Beiheft Kriminologisches Journal. 252 pp. ISBN 3779909898 (pbk)

Theoretical Criminology , Volume 13 (2): 262 – May 1, 2009

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Book Review: Henner Hess, Lars Ostermeier and Bettina Paul (eds) Kontrollkulturen: Texte zur Kriminalpolitik im Anschluss an David Garland (Cultures of Control: Texts on Criminal Policy following up from David Garland) Weinheim: Juventa Verlag GmbH, 2007. 9. Beiheft Kriminologisches Journal. 252 pp. ISBN 3779909898 (pbk)

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Book ReviewHenner Hess, Lars Ostermeier and Bettina Paul (eds) Kontrollkulturen: Texte zur Kriminalpolitik im Anschluss an David Garland (Cultures of Control: Texts on Criminal Policy following up from David Garland) Weinheim: Juventa Verlag GmbH, 2007. 9. Beiheft Kriminologisches Journal. 252 pp. ISBN 3779909898 (pbk) SAGE Publications, Inc.2009DOI: 10.1177/13624806090130020503 Tom Daems Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium Few books in the recent history of criminology have attracted so much attention as David Garland's The Culture of Control. Since its publication in 2001 numer- ous reviews and essays have been published in various academic outlets. In York a special conference was organized in September 2003. The papers were subse- quently published as a special issue of the Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy (Matravers, 2004). Also the Cambrian Law Review devoted a thematic issue to Garland's book (Kilcommings and Vaughan, 2004). The Culture of Control deals with crime control developments in the USA and the UK and, therefore, most of the commentary has come from the Anglo-Saxon world. However, on numerous occasions Garland has suggested that the analysis he offers may also apply to other societies that have experienced the coming of late modernity. This has stimulated the curiosity of
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