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

Tim Newburn and Paul Rock


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 chapters are grouped around the three 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 ... More

Keywords: sociological theory, David Downes, crime, deviance, comparative penal policy, criminological theory, comparative criminology, restorative justice, torture, social democratic criminology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199565955
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565955.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tim Newburn, editor
Professor of Criminology and Social Policy and Director, Mannheim Centre for Criminology, LSE

Paul Rock, editor
Professor of Social Institutions, London School of Economics