- A balanced and clear introduction which examines the major sociological theories of crime, deviance, and control, enabling students to gain a full and rounded understanding of the subject
- International sources are drawn upon throughout, placing all significant theoretical developments in their European and American contexts, thereby enabling students to survey the wider issues in these areas
- The important arguments, criticisms, and defences of the main sociological theories of crime and deviance are sympathetically reproduced, guiding students through the complexities of the subject
New to this edition
- Fully revised to offer up-to-date coverage of the issues of crime, deviance and theory in the early twenty-first century including additional commentary on post-modernist approaches, summaries of cultural criminology and more substantial assessments of contributions made by such authors as Laub and Sampson, and Gottfredson and Hirschi, to anomie, strain and control theories, and their implications for social policy.
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 European and North American 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, and includes summaries of cultural criminology and the work of Laub and Sampson, and Gottfredson and Hirschi, on control theory.
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