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A Criminology of Moral Order$
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Hans Boutellier

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781529203752

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781529203752.001.0001

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Emerging morality

Emerging morality

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A Criminology of Moral Order

Hans Boutellier

Policy Press

The criminology of moral order refers to the moral causes of crime and disorder, but also investigates the mechanisms of societal stability and resilience. A vital social balance seems under pressure in super-diverse network societies that have to function without any explicit uniting philosophy of life. The concept of ‘complexity without direction’ has been used to describe the background of the challenges of our times. Many people experience the contemporary world as insecure, but do not have much trust in each other, in the institutions, or in the future. This explains the dominance of the safety and security discourse in politics and among citizens. This chapter argues for a dialogue, in which mutual claims to existence are respected and directed to the actual will of people to live together in one society.

Keywords:   moral order, morality, criminology, network societies, security

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