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

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9780199243914: Understanding Deviance: A Guide to the Sociology of Crime and Rule Breaking

This is the new edition of the popular textbook, Understanding Deviance, which guides the new student through the major sociological theories of crime, deviance and control. It offers an in-depth discussion of all the prominent theories of deviance, examining significant frameworks of the sub-discipline; from the early work of the University of Chicago in the 1920s, through issues such as functionalism and symbolic interactionism, and brings the reader fully up to date with a thorough treatment of Left Realism and 'third way' policies under New Labour.

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Professor David Downes is Professor of Social Policy and Director of the Mannheim Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice at the London School of Economics and Political Science Professor Paul Rock is Professor of Social Institutions at the London School of Economics and Political Science

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Review from previous edition "A lucid discussion of the prominent theories", Robert Jago, QMW

"Excellent, as ever. An indispensable guide to criminological theory", Chris Greer, Bucks College

Once again, Understanding Deviance amply fulfils its aims and can be recommended with confidence. It remains a perceptive, balanced and clear introduction to the sociology of deviance and also makes a significant contribution to criminological debate. / Gavin Dingwall, Univ. of Wales,
Aberystwyth, Student Law Review, Spring 1999, vol. 26

`"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. Should enough of them read it, the gap between theory and policy may perhaps be narrowed a little."'
Marilyn J Gregory, Lecturer in Social Work, The University of Sheffield.

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