Monday, January 20, 2003
posted by Jonathan Calder |
Compared to most other industries, the crime control industry is in a most privileged position. There is no lack of raw material, crime seems to be in endless supply. Endless also are the demands for the service, as well as the willingness to pay for what is seen as security. And the usual industrial questions of contamination to not appear. On the contrary, this is an industry seen as cleaning up, removing unwanted elements from the social system.
Nils Christie Crime Control as Industry (1993)