This book is a straightforward guide to the major European and American sociological theories of crime, delinquency, social deviance, and social control. The authors present chronological descriptions of functionalism, anomie, subculture theory, symbolic interactionism, phenomenology, control theories, and radical criminology, with discussion of variant theories and the relation of theories of crime to social policy. Extensively revised and updated, this new edition includes an additional chapter on feminist criminology.
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press, USA|
|Edition description:||2nd ed|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.82(d)|
About the Author
David Downes is Professor Emeritus of Social Administration at the London School of Economics. He is a member of the management committee of the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, and of the Howard League for Penal Reform.
Paul Rock is Professor of Social Institutions in the Department of Sociology at the London School of Economics; and a Fellow of the British Academy.