Comprising nine chapters, this work contexualizes crime and social control within debates about modernism, globalism, risk, and technological innovation. It includes discussion of contemporary issues such as steroid use, gun control, privatized policing and youth scares involving alcopops and drugs. It also re-examines recurring issues about policing and punishment. Contributors include: Rebecca and Russell Dobash, Chris Hale, Dick Hobbs, Ian Loader, Tim Newburn, Howard Parker, Richard Sparks, and Ian Taylor. This work should be useful to departments of sociology, social policy, criminology, law, and police studies.