"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." Vista - Perspectives on Probation 2004, on the previous edition
About the Author
David Downes is Professor Emeritus of Social Administration at the London School of Economics. He is a member of the management committee of the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, and of the Howard League for Penal Reform.
Paul Rock is Professor of Social Institutions in the Department of Sociology at the London School of Economics; and a Fellow of the British Academy.