Public Order and Private Lives is a radical examination of the political forces which shape the law and order debate in Britain. Mike Brake and Chris Hale provide a hard-hitting analysis of Conservative policies on Crime, showing that, ironically, Conservative policies have created the very social conditions in which crime has flourished. They argue that the government is undermining basic civil liberties by its increased use of legislation as a means of control and coercion.

chapter Chapter 1|14 pages

The concept of home

chapter Chapter 2|16 pages

The legacy of past caring

chapter Chapter 3|22 pages

Crossing the threshold

chapter Chapter 4|24 pages

Creators of care: staff

chapter Chapter 5|27 pages

The physical world

chapter Chapter 6|36 pages

Institutional living

chapter 7|20 pages

Private lives in public places

chapter Chapter 8|12 pages

Unfinished business