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Criminal Justice, Risk and Revolt against Uncertainty

Professor John Pratt FRSNZ has released a book with his PhD student Jordan Anderson. This book examines the impact and implications of the relationship between risk and criminal justice in advanced liberal democracies, in the context of the 'revolt against uncertainty', which has underpinned the rise of populist politics in these societies.

It asks what impacts the demands for more certainty and security, and the insistence that national identity be reasserted, will have on criminal law and penal policy. Drawing on contributions made at a Marsden-funded symposium held at Victoria University of Wellington in November 2018, this edited collection discusses the way in which risk has come to inform sentencing practices, broader criminal justice processes and the critical issues associated with this.