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The End

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This, then, represents the end. The end, at least, of the journey from post-war reconstruction to the final junction on the neo-liberal highway, a journey that had been facilitated and serviced by the appearance and subsequent development of the security sanction along the way. This societal journey also reflects, in multi-magnified scale, the journeys of so many individuals who have been taken along it: right from the beginning in some cases; others variously joining it at later intervals; journeys that began in sunlight that did not shine for long enough; that began with hopes for security and safety that went unfulfilled; and which then took a sharp turning, cushioned by enticements of boundless prosperity and indulgence (at least for the risk-takers and the enterprising), but which simultaneously brought misfortune and disaster beyond repair for numbers that grew and grew. Now this journey has reached its terminus. The rules of the game that market forces dictated have been torn up and its casino economies providing opportunities for both riches and penury have been largely closed down.

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    Particularly in the aftermath of the Quebec City mosque shooting that left six worshippers dead in January 2017; and the Christchurch mosque shootings that left fifty-one dead in March 2019.

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    For example, those (in the minority) who advocate for “herd immunity,” as opposed to those favouring virtually total lockdown.

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Pratt, J. (2020). The End. In: Law, Insecurity and Risk Control. Crime Prevention and Security Management. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-48872-7_9

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