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NCJ Number: 220364 Find in a Library
Title: Crime, Social Control and Human Rights: From Moral Panics to States of Denial--Essays in Honour of Stanley Cohen
Editor(s): David Downes; Paul Rock; Christine Chinkin; Conor Gearty
Date Published: 2007
Page Count: 481
Sponsoring Agency: Willan Publishing
Portland, OR 97213-3644
Publication Number: ISBN: 978-1-84392-228-5
Sale Source: Willan Publishing
c/o ISBS, 5804 N.E. Hassalo Street
Portland, OR 97213-3644
United States of America
Type: Literature Review
Format: Book (Hardbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book is a collection of essays from scholars and practitioners that focuses on the three key areas of crime, social control, and human rights and honors decades of work in criminology, sociology, and human rights by Stanley Cohen.
Abstract: This volume of essays represents as full a range as possible of those who have worked with Stanley Cohen or who have worked with his work in mind. That work ranges from the relatively theoretical to the empirically sophisticated and intensely practical. His writing, teaching, research, and practical engagement in the fields of criminology, sociology, and human rights have been rigorously analytical and intellectually inspiring. The book contains chapters of some of the world’s leading thinkers, as well as the rising generation of scholars and practitioners whose approach has been shaped in significant respects by Stanley Cohen himself. The book is divided into six sections, focusing on the three key areas of crime, social control, and human rights, reflecting the concerns of Stanley Cohen’s three influential books: Folk Devils and Moral Panics, Visions of Social Control, and States of Denial. It focuses on the areas of decisive influences, degrees of social control (from moral panics to long-term imprisonment), extremities of control (torture and the death penalty), visions of social control, the theory and practice of denial, and ways ahead (looking forward). References, name and subject indexes
Main Term(s): Literature reviews
Index Term(s): Criminal justice system analysis; Criminology; Human rights; Social change; Social control; Sociology
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