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Understanding Deviance David Downes (Emeritus Professor, Emeritus Professor, London School of Economics)

Understanding Deviance By David Downes (Emeritus Professor, Emeritus Professor, London School of Economics)

Understanding Deviance by David Downes (Emeritus Professor, Emeritus Professor, London School of Economics)


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The clearest and most authoritative student guide to deviance: David Downes, Paul Rock, and Eugene McLaughlin, all leading experts in the field of deviance, come together to lead students through the sociological theories behind crime and deviance.

Understanding Deviance Summary

Understanding Deviance: A Guide to the Sociology of Crime and Rule-Breaking by David Downes (Emeritus Professor, Emeritus Professor, London School of Economics)

An indispensable guide to the sociological theories behind crime, it outlines the principal theories of crime and rule-breaking, discussing them chronologically. Placing each theory in its European and North American contexts, the authors confront major criticisms that have been voiced against each theory, and construct defences where appropriate. Thoroughly revised and updated in its 7th edition, this is the clearest and most authoritative guide to crime and deviance, written by three leading names in the field.

Understanding Deviance Reviews

I would say that while lesser books go straight to the 'deviance' aspect, this book does much more by addressing the 'sociology', situating the subject historically, culturally, and academically. * Jo Buckle, Glasgow Caledonian University *
An excellent introduction to the sociology of deviance; it covers all the main theories and some that are not typically included with rich and varied examples. * Dr Luca Follis, Lancaster University Law School *
I regard Understanding Deviance to be a triumph, a major achievement - and its reading essential to a balanced understanding of the field. * Erich Goode, Emeritus Professor, State University of New York at Stony Brook *

About David Downes (Emeritus Professor, Emeritus Professor, London School of Economics)

David Downes is Emeritus Professor of Social Administration and a member of the Mannheim Centre of Criminology at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is currently working with Tim Newburn and Paul Rock on the official history of criminal justice policy in England and Wales 1959-1997. Paul Rock is Emeritus Professor of Sociology and a member of the Mannheim Centre of Criminology at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is currently working with David Downes and Tim Newburn on the official history of criminal justice policy in England and Wales 1959-1997. Eugene McLaughlin is Professor of Criminology and a member of the Department of Sociology at the City University of London. He is currently researching the significance of institutional scandals in the UK.

Table of Contents

1: Theoretical contexts: the changing nature and scope of the sociology of crime and deviance 2: Sources of knowledge about crime and deviance 3: The Chicago school 4: Functionalism: the Durkheimian legacy 5: Anomie and strain theory 6: Culture and subculture 7: Symbolic interactionism 8: Phenomenology 9: Control theories 10: Radical criminology 11: Feminist criminology 12: Victimology 13: Public criminology: theory and policy 14: The metamorphosis of the sociology of crime and deviance

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NPB9780198747345
9780198747345
0198747349
Understanding Deviance: A Guide to the Sociology of Crime and Rule-Breaking by David Downes (Emeritus Professor, Emeritus Professor, London School of Economics)
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Oxford University Press
20160324
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