عنوان مقاله [English]
The novel "Mortelle" -by Christopher Frank- was published in 1967. Mortelle is the image of an anti-Semitic city. Frank's sociological imagination shows what the fate of a particular model of sovereignty will be for society. Drawing a society of anti-oppression, he outlines the consequences of continuing or increasing social problems for the people and challenged concepts such as totalitarianism and coercive altruism. The novel space represents a kind of controlled life in which the individuality and plurality of human beings are destroyed by the state and humanity reaches the boundary of popularization, uniformity and commodification. The present article deals with Mortelle novel from the perspective of criminal policy. The deep structure of criminal policy is manifested through the relationship among four invariants i.e. crime, deviation, government response, and the response of civil society. Thus, the analysis of Mortelle 's novel, based on two invariants of "norms" and "responses", illuminates its authoritarian and totalitarian criminal policy discourse.