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By Alenka à elih (auth.), Alenka à elih, Aleš Završnik (eds.)

Full-scale political swap impacts each point of a society, yet might be nowhere as strikingly as within the components of crime coverage and legislations enforcement. over the last twenty years, the eu international locations that experience moved from totalitarianism towards democracy have come to embrace this pattern, but trustworthy resources on crime and legislation enforcement in those nations haven't been conveniently available to the West.

Representing viewpoints seldom on hand to outsiders, the members to Crime and Transition in important and japanese Europe study adjustments in felony actions and crime keep watch over options within the area, clarify the political history underlying those advancements, and verify their long term social impression. specialists from Slovenia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, the Czech Republic, Poland, Bosnia and Herzegovina talk about the politicization of crime, the continued paradoxes relating to civil liberties, and the way forward for crime coverage in comparative and country-specific phrases. one of the themes featured within the book:

· Crime and crime regulate in transitional countries.

· Politics, the media, and public notion of crime.

· Surveillance: from nationwide protection to non-public industry.

· Penal coverage and political change.

· rising tendencies: fiscal and arranged crime, human trafficking, juvenile delinquency.

· New views on corruption within the region.

With this interesting insight, Crime and Transition in primary and jap Europe is a unique reference for researchers and policymakers in criminology and political technological know-how, and historians with a distinct curiosity in eu affairs and coverage.

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Many election strategiess in the last 10 years have been designed and fought on the principle that a politician promising to be ‘tough on crime’ will get more votes. In this changing attitude towards crime an important role was taken by the media. The transformation of the media was one of the most important changes effected by transition but we shall limit ourselves to the part it began playing with regard to crime. As Los observed ‘the communist mass media were essentially ‘‘good news’’ media’ (Los 2002, p.

In this changing attitude towards crime an important role was taken by the media. The transformation of the media was one of the most important changes effected by transition but we shall limit ourselves to the part it began playing with regard to crime. As Los observed ‘the communist mass media were essentially ‘‘good news’’ media’ (Los 2002, p. 166). But, the public, at least a part of it, learned to ‘read between the lines’ and to detect at least part of the real problems that were not reported.

Buchholz et al. 1966, pp. 73–83). Another view on it also existed, stating that crime was rooted in the conflicts of socialist society and was present in current problems on a societal as well as individual level. (Bavcon et al. 1968, pp. 105–109). In a country which at least tolerated the latter view, crime policy could be conceived and carried out in a different way than in a country endorsing only the former view. This applies, for example, to one of the features of crime policy which some writers consider crucial to what might be called the ‘European identity’, namely the death penalty (Fijalkowski 2007, pp.

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