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Harmful societies: Understanding social harm

Simon A. Pemberton


While the notion of social harm has long interested critical criminologists it is now being explored as an alternative field of study, which provides more accurate analyses of the vicissitudes of life. However, important aspects of this notion remain undeveloped, in particular the definition of social harm, the question of responsibility and the methodologies for studying harm. This book, the first to theorise and define the social harm concept beyond criminology, seeks to address these omissions and questions why some capitalist societies appear to be more harmful than others Using a social h ... More

Keywords: social harm, criminology, neoliberalism, capitalism, harm reduction

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781847427946
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847427946.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Simon A. Pemberton, author
University of Birmingham