Peter Grabosky: at the interface of criminal justice and regulation

Russell Brewer, Lennon Y C Chang

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Criminologists have, for decades now, acknowledged a significant transformation in the organisation of policing and security – notably through the emergence of pluralistic forms of crime control. This chapter reviews key theoretical developments within criminology pertaining to the evolution of crime control within the modern state, and trace Grabosky's key contributions to this literature. It draws out several concepts central to his work that explain the complex interplay between state, and non-state actors within regulatory systems. This includes foundational theorising around the delivery of security in the modern state and the emergence of 'co-production' in crime control contexts, as well as his significant conceptual development and empirical explorations of state-centric, private-centric, and hybrid forms of regulation. Considered together, this work elucidates the key roles of both state and non-state actors, their capacities and regulatory opportunities available. This chapter presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCriminal Justice and Regulation Revisited
Subtitle of host publicationEssays in Honour of Peter Grabosky
EditorsLennon Y C Chang, Russell Brewer
Place of PublicationOxon UK
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781315174044
ISBN (Print)9781138042032
Publication statusPublished - May 2018

Publication series

NameRoutledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice


  • Criminal Justice
  • Regulation
  • regulatory pyramid

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