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Nils Christie in Crime Control as Industry has suggested that our spiralling prison populations, particularly in the United States, represent a move `towards gulags western style'. In much the same way that Zygmunt Bauman sees modernity itself as creating the possibility for the Holocaust, so for...
This article explores the relationship between social control theory (Hirschi, 1969) and self-control theory (Gottfredson and Hirschi, 1990), with reference to Travis Hirschi's criminological career. It is suggested that focusing on Hirschi's intellectual development enables us to appreciate some...