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Welfare and Punishment: From Thatcherism to Austerity

Ian Cummins


The development of welfare and penal policies are inextricably linked and interrelated social and political phenonema. They, therefore need to be analysed in unison. The reduction of the social state and the expansion in the rates of imprisonment are joint strategies by governments. The punitive shifts that led to the increase in prison populations from the late 1970s onwards in England and Wales have had a much broader influence than simply in the area of Criminal Justice. They have helped to entrench views about the nature of marignalised groups or populations. The work will examine the gene ... More

Keywords: welfare, penal policy, mass incarceration, neo-liberalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781529203899
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529203899.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ian Cummins, author
Salford University