The Eternal Recurrence of Crime and Control: Essays in Honour of Paul Rock

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The Eternal Recurrence of Crime and Control features contributions from a distinguished group of criminologists from the UK, the US and Australia, brought together to honour the work of Paul Rock, former Professor of Social Institutions at the London School of Economics. Edited by Tim Newburn, David Downes and Dick Hobbs, it offers an exploration of the theories which underpin much of current criminological thinking.

The resulting thirteen essays all examine and build upon the ...

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Overview


The Eternal Recurrence of Crime and Control features contributions from a distinguished group of criminologists from the UK, the US and Australia, brought together to honour the work of Paul Rock, former Professor of Social Institutions at the London School of Economics. Edited by Tim Newburn, David Downes and Dick Hobbs, it offers an exploration of the theories which underpin much of current criminological thinking.

The resulting thirteen essays all examine and build upon the central themes associated with Paul Rock's work: social and criminological theory, policy development and policy-making, and victims and victimology. Together, the chapters draw on some of his landmark publications for inspiration and discuss the key findings presented over his 50 year career. These include his contribution to the theoretical development of symbolic interactionism and approaches to sociological theory and practice, as well as an analysis of the concept of criminal justice as a social institution and the resurgence of treatment programs for women offenders. Also of note is a critical study of the Macpherson enquiry into the death of Stephen Lawrence, an ethnographic exploration of the repercussions of incarceration on prisoners' families and inmates, and two papers drawing on Paul Rock's work with victims and secondary victims of homicide.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199580231
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 11/5/2010
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

David Downes is Professor Emeritus of Social Policy and a former Director of the Mannheim Centre for Criminology at the London School of Economics. He is a former editor of the British Journal of Criminology and the Clarendon Studies in Criminology Series and is a regular contributor to the Oxford Handbook of Criminology.

Dick Hobbs is Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics. He has published widely on deviance, violence and organized crime and is the author of a number of OUP titles including Bouncers: Violence and Governance in the Night-Time Economy (2003).

Tim Newburn is Professor of Criminology and Social Policy at the London School of Economics. He is also editor of the Clarendon Studies in Criminology Series and President of the British Society of Criminology. He is the author or editor of over thirty books.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Paul Rock David Downes and Frances Heidensohn
Poem on the occasion of Paul Rock's retirement Ken Plummer
1. Cesare Lombroso and the reaction to his work in the United States, Nicola Rafter
2. Making, untangling and futuring symbolic interactionism, Nigel Fielding
3. Paul Rock's Sociology: A critique of themes in contemporary criminology, Simon Holdaway
4. Influences on Criminal Justice Policy 1959-2009, David Faulkner
5. Reflections on Criminal Justice as a Social Institution, Lucia Zedner
6. Prisons Policy: The Redevelopment of Holloway Prison, Elaine Player
7. Transforming the reformers: punitiveness in Canadian federally sentenced women's corrections, Stephanie Hayman
8. Theories of Policing: A Social Democratic Critique, Robert Reiner
9. A Virtuous Exception? The Macpherson Inquiry and Report into the Murder of Stephen Lawrence and its Investigation, P.A.J. Waddington
10. Suicide and Homicide in Psychiatric Hospitals: Caring for Victims?, Jill Peay
11. Appreciating the Broad Reach of Serious Crime and the Interpretive Power of Claims to Secondary Victimization, Rachel Condry
12. "I Looked at This as a Beautiful Experience": Mass Incarceration and the Secondary Prisonization of Intimate Relationships, Megan Comfort
13. Paul Rock and the Criminology of Law-Making: Contingency, Emotions and a Defiance Theory of Victims' Rights, Lawrence Sherman and Heather Strang

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