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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. ISSN 1748-8958

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    Abstract

    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
    Keywords: Contagion; counterterrorism; criminal justice; criminology; France;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Law
    Item ID: 11653
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1177/1748895817751829
    Depositing User: Claire Hamilton
    Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2019 16:37
    Journal or Publication Title: Criminology & Criminal Justice
    Publisher: SAGE Publications
    Refereed: Yes
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