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.