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

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Downes and Rock's popular textbook, Understanding Deviance, provides the reader with an indispensable guide to criminological theory. It sympathetically outlines the principal theories of crime and rule-breaking, discussing them chronologically, and placing them in their North American and European contexts, confronting major criticisms that have been voiced against them, and constructing defences where appropriate.
The book has been thoroughly revised and brought up-to-date to include new issues of crime, deviance, and theory in the early twenty-first century. It includes new studies in the areas of gang and subcultural theory, further discussion of post-modernism and the "risk society," and assessment of how different approaches address the lengthy fall in crime rate across most democratic and developed societies.
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ISBN-13: 9780199569830
ISBN-10: 0199569835
Pagini: 409
Ilustrații: None
Dimensiuni: 168 x 244 x 23 mm
Greutate: 0.75 kg
Ediția: 6 Rev ed.
Editura: Oxford University Press
Locul publicării: Oxford, United Kingdom


Review from previous edition From a discipline that is replete with jargon, these authors manage to produce an accessible, elegantly written text which is not only of value to the new student but which will enable practitioners and policy makers to refresh and revitalise their theoretical understanding of crime and deviance.

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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 on the causes, character and consequences of mass imprisonment in the USA, and on comparative trends in crime, inequality, the regulation of drug use, welfare services, and criminal justice.