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Published: 24 May 2016

448 Pages

9.7 x 6.7 inches

ISBN: 9780198747345

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Understanding Deviance

A Guide to the Sociology of Crime and Rule-Breaking

Seventh Edition

David Downes, Paul Rock, and Eugene McLaughlin

New to this Edition:

  • A completely new chapter on victimology
  • Reassesses the legacy and relevance of past sociological theorizing in the field of crime and deviance
  • Discusses the significance of the emergence of cultural, public, and global criminologies
  • Further clarifies the relationship between crime, crime control, and the "risk society"
  • Offers a fresh look at the applied policy relevance of academic theorizing
  • Considers the twenty-first-century challenges facing criminology, placing the much-heralded fall in crime rate across most democratic and developed societies in perspective

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