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The Criminalisation of Social Policy in Neoliberal Societies

Elizabeth Kiely and Katharina Swirak


Focusing on the Criminalisation of Social Policy, this book explores the intersections between crime and social policy and the ways in which contemporary social policies in many different countries look more like crime control policies. From anti-immigration agendas, which criminalise vulnerable populations, to the punishment of the poor and the governance of parenting, the book engages with the ways in which certain constituencies in our societies, who need help and support, are made to feel criminal in their relationships with the state and its agents. Specific policy examples chosen from ac ... More

Keywords: Criminalisation, Social Policy, Welfare, Poverty, Crime

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781529202960
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529202960.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elizabeth Kiely, author
University College Cork

Katharina Swirak, author
University College Cork