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

Hardcover | August 15, 2010

EditorDavid Downes, Dick Hobbs, Tim Newburn

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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 TimNewburn, 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 anddiscuss 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 theresurgence of treatment programmes 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 withvictims and secondary victims of homicide.

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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 TimNewburn, David Downes and Dick Hobbs, it offers an ...

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 i...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:328 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.01 inPublished:August 15, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199580235

ISBN - 13:9780199580231

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David Downes and Frances Heidensohn: Introduction: Paul RockKen Plummer: Poem on the occasion of Paul Rock's retirement1. Nicola Rafter: Cesare Lombroso and the reaction to his work in the United States2. Nigel Fielding: Making, untangling and futuring symbolic interactionism3. Simon Holdaway: Paul Rock's Sociology: A critique of themes in contemporary criminology4. David Faulkner: Influences on Criminal Justice Policy 1959-20095. Lucia Zedner: Reflections on Criminal Justice as a Social Institution6. Elaine Player: Prisons Policy: The Redevelopment of Holloway Prison7. Stephanie Hayman: Transforming the reformers: punitiveness in Canadian federally sentenced women's corrections8. Robert Reiner: Theories of Policing: A Social Democratic Critique9. P.A.J. Waddington: A Virtuous Exception? The Macpherson Inquiry and Report into the Murder of Stephen Lawrence and its Investigation10. Jill Peay: Suicide and Homicide in Psychiatric Hospitals: Caring for Victims?11. Rachel Condry: Appreciating the Broad Reach of Serious Crime and the Interpretive Power of Claims to Secondary Victimization12. Megan Comfort: "I Looked at This as a Beautiful Experience": Mass Incarceration and the Secondary Prisonization of Intimate Relationships13. Lawrence Sherman and Heather Strang: Paul Rock and the Criminology of Law-Making: Contingency, Emotions and a Defiance Theory of Victims' Rights