The Politics of Crime Control: Essays in Honour of David Downes

Paperback | January 15, 2009

EditorTim Newburn, Paul Rock

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This book brings together ten leading British criminologists to explore the contemporary politics of crime and its control. The volume is produced in honour of Britain's most important criminological scholar - David Downes of the London School of Economics. The essays are grouped around thethree major themes that run through David Downes' work - sociological theory, crime and deviance; comparative penal policy; and, the politics of crime. The third theme also provides the overarching unifying thread for the volume. The contributions are broad ranging and cover such subjects as criminological theory and the new East End of London, the practice of comparative criminology including an analysis of variations in penal cultures within the United States, restorative justice in Colombia, New Labour's politics andpolicy in relation to dangerous personality-disordered offenders, the legal construction of torture, and the future for a social democratic criminology.

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This book brings together ten leading British criminologists to explore the contemporary politics of crime and its control. The volume is produced in honour of Britain's most important criminological scholar - David Downes of the London School of Economics. The essays are grouped around thethree major themes that run through David Down...

Tim Newburn is Professor of Criminology and Social Policy and Director of the Mannheim Centre for Criminology at the London School of Economics and President of the British Society of Criminology. Paul Rock is a Fellow of the British Academy and professor of Social Institutions at the London School of Economics.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pagesPublished:January 15, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199565953

ISBN - 13:9780199565955

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1. Tim Newburn, Paul Rock: David Downes: An Introduction2. Robert Reiner: Beyond Risk: A Lament For Social Democratic Criminology3. Andrew Rutherford: Dangerous People: Beginnings of a New Labour Proposal4. Rod Morgan: With Respect to Order, the Rules of the Game have Changed: New Labour's Dominance of the 'Law and Order' Agenda,5. Dick Hobbs: East Ending: Dissociation, De-industrialisation and David Downes6. Lucia Zedner: Opportunity Makes the Thief-Taker: The influence of economic analysis on crime control7. Frances Heidensohn: Contrasts and Concepts: Considering the Development of Comparative Criminology8. Nicola Lacey: Historicising Contrasts in Tolerance9. Tim Newburn: Contrasts in Intolerance: Cultures of Control in USA and Britain10. Declan Roche: Governance and Restorative Justice in Cali, Colombia11. Stan Cohen: Neither Honesty Nor Hypocrisy: The Legal Reconstruction of Torture