How Does the Penal Populism’ Theory Explain Penal Policies in Certain Countries?
This essay will explain how penal populism theories explain penal policies in certain countries by firstly analysing penal populism by using New Zealand as a lens, and secondly comparing New Zealand to the Nordic countries, who are not considered to coincide with penal populous thought and therefore determining if the theory explains New Zealand’s penal policies.
Penal populism theory at its most basic level has been described to be, to “convey the notion of politicians tapping into, and using for their own purposes, what they believe to be the public’s generally punitive stance” (Bartlett)therefore inferring it is ideas that politicians use to gain votes …show more content…
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