Understanding Deviance: A Guide to the Sociology of Crime and Rule-Breaking

Understanding Deviance: A Guide to the Sociology of Crime and Rule-Breaking

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Understanding Deviance: A Guide to the Sociology of Crime and Rule-Breaking by David M. Downes, Paul E. Rock

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198762133
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 11/10/1988
Edition description: 2nd ed
Pages: 384
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.

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