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Outside Criminology: Selected Essays by Stanley Cohen

Edited by: Tom Daems

ISBN13: 9781472467430
Published: May 2016
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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Stanley Cohen (1942-2013) has proven to be one of the most influential figures in the field of criminology and human rights within the last 40 years. His prolific work contributes not only to the study of crime, deviance and control but also to human rights. This volume brings together a broad selection of Cohen’s published works which collectively testify to his lasting contribution to criminology and to the wide variety of themes with which Cohen was involved.

Topics included in the collection are: reactions to deviance - including moral panics (from the late 1960s till the mid-1970s); punishment and social control (from the early 1970s till the late 1980s); and reactions to human rights violations - including denial (from the late 1980s onwards). In addition, the volume contains a biographical memoir written by Paul Rock which offers essential contextual information on Cohen’s personal and professional background as well as a complete bibliography of Cohen’s published works from 1966-2014.

Introduction: from the banal to the grand, Tom Daems
Bibliography of Stanley Cohen (1966-2014)
Stanley Cohen, 1942-2013, P. Rock
Mods, rockers and the rest: community reactions to juvenile delinquency, Stanley Cohen
Vandalism - 1. The politics of vandalism, Stanley Cohen
Vandalism - 2. The nature of vandalism, Stanley Cohen
Vandalism - 3. Can it be controlled?, Stanley Cohen
Criminology and the sociology of deviance in Britain, Stanley Cohen
Crime and punishment: 1. How can we balance justice, guilt and tolerance?, Stanley Cohen
Crime and punishment: 2. Community control - a new utopia, Stanley Cohen
Crime and punishment: 3. Some modest and unrealistic proposals, Stanley Cohen
The punitive city: notes on the dispersal of social control, Stanley Cohen
Social control talk: telling stories about correctional change, Stanley Cohen
The critical discourse on social control: notes on the concept as a hammer, Stanley Cohen
Alternatives to punishment - the abolitionist case, Stanley Cohen
Talking about torture in Israel, Stanley Cohen
Intellectual skepticism and political commitment: the case of radical criminology, Stanley Cohen
State crimes of previous regimes: knowledge, accountability, and the policing of the past, Stanley Cohen
Government responses to human rights reports: claims, denials, and counterclaims, Stanley Cohen
Crime and politics: spot the difference, Stanley Cohen
Conference life: the rough guide, Stanley Cohen
Moral panics as cultural politics, Stanley Cohen
Post-moral torture: from Guantanamo to Abu Ghraib, Stanley Cohen
Carry on panicking. Address on receiving the Award for 'Outstanding Achievement' from the British Society of Criminology at its Annual Conference, Cardiff, 29 June 2009, Stanley Cohen. Index.