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

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

by David Downes, Dick Hobbs, Tim Newburn
     
 

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

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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199580231
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/05/2010
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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