Banishment’s Reemergence

Katherine Beckett and Steve Herbert

in Banished

Published in print November 2009 | ISBN: 9780195395174
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199943319 | DOI:

Series: Studies in Crime and Public Policy

Banishment’s Reemergence

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This chapter tries to explain why banishment reemerged as a leading social control strategy. It lists several developments that contributed to its rise, such as the increase in the homeless population and public concern about disorder. It studies broken windows policing and the invalidation of loitering laws and vagrancy. It also identifies some alternative social control mechanisms, including civility and banishment.

Keywords: banishment; social control strategy; homeless population; disorder; broken windows policing; loitering laws; vagrancy; alternative social control mechanisms; civility

Chapter.  5287 words. 

Subjects: Social Theory

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