Source: (2005) The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology. 38(1): 141-147.
Haines reviews Restorative Justice and Responsive Regulation, by John Braithwaite; The Open Corporation: Effective Self-regulation and Democracy, by Christine Parker; Securing Compliance: A Principled Approach, by Karen Yeung; and Adapting Legal Cultures, by David Nelken and Johannes Feest. These four works demonstrate that the study of regulation as â€˜crime prevention in the suitesâ€™ contains many arguments and counterarguments familiar to criminological audiences. Hainesâ€™ essay attempts to bring a number of these connections to light. Each of the books, though, has much more to offer than can be encompassed in a brief review. Braithwaiteâ€™s book has generated much interest and both Parker and Yeungâ€™s diverse approach to the task of regulation are essential reading to anyone considering serious research in the area. Nelkenâ€™s work is already very familiar to criminology; this latest collection with Johannes Feest brings to the forefront critical debates that demand attention in any serious comparative endeavor.
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