Greece as a criminological challenge: a research outline

Georgios Papanicolaou*

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The “law and order’’ doctrine which currently occupies the centre stage of official crime policy in Greece features a heavy focus on the aggressive policing of public space. This article aims to demonstrate the mismatch of this prioritisation vis-à- vis the characteristics of crime, but also in connection with subjective perceptions of crime. The reasons for such discrepancy are sought in the historical and political terms and conditions of the operation of Greece’s criminal repression apparatuses. The analysis also highlights the lag of criminological research in relation to the investigation of these terms from a social science perspective and concludes with some tentative reflections on the possibility of overcoming this lag.
Translated title of the contributionGreece as a criminological challenge: a research outline
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)44–70
Number of pages27
JournalAntigone: the question
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2021
Externally publishedYes


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