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Présentation : This book contains a selection of papers, which were presented and discussed at the first GERN Summer School for PhD students held in September 2012 at Ghent University, Belgium.
This collection of essays is the result of an intensive reflection and engagement between the authors and the editors. The essays in the book coalesce around four overarching themes: the use and meaning of violence; policing the informal economy and tackling social disorder; methodological issues in research on crime; and contemporary penal institutions. It is a rich compilation of new work by emerging European scholars in the field of ‘Crime, Violence, Justice and Social Order’.

With the inauguration of this new Research Paper Series, GERN intends to monitor and disseminate cutting-edge studies into European security issues, reflecting the result of doctoral research in the framework of the GERN. This series provides an excellent platform from which to survey key emergent topics in the field.

With this new series the editors and authors are contributing to a better understanding of contemporary questions, presenting recent research results and scientific reflection, by devising new approaches and by re-evaluating the heritage of social sciences in this domain. It implies a new openness with regard to other disciplines and to the normative questions arising from the commission of crime and the formal reaction to it by actors in the criminal justice system and beyond.