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Contagion, counterterrorism and criminology: The Case of France

Hamilton, Claire and Berlusconi, Giulia (2018) Contagion, counterterrorism and criminology: The Case of France Criminology & Criminal Justice, 18 (5). pp. 568-584.

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In the burgeoning criminological literature on security, risk and preventive justice which has followed the 9/11 attacks on the Twin Towers, ‘contagion’ or the deleterious effect of counterterrorist policies on the ordinary criminal law has been the subject of some discussion, mostly in the context of the threat which such ‘exceptional’ policies pose to mainstream procedural values. This article seeks to build on this literature through an examination of the impact of post 9/11 counterterrorism law and policy on the ordinary criminal justice system in France. Given the extent to which counterterrorist law now encroaches on various aspects of French criminal law, the argument is made for greater criminological attention to be paid to the ‘trickle-down’ effect of extraordinary law on the ordinary business of the criminal justice system.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology
Authors :
Hamilton, Claire
Date : 3 January 2018
DOI : 10.1177/1748895817751829
Copyright Disclaimer : © The Author(s) 2018. Reprints and permissions:
Uncontrolled Keywords : Contagion; Counterterrorism; Criminal justice; Criminology; France
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 10 Jan 2018 10:14
Last Modified : 04 Jan 2019 02:08

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