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Paul Rock’s Sociology: A Critique of Themes in Contemporary Criminology

Simon Holdaway

in The Eternal Recurrence of Crime and Control: Essays in Honour of Paul Rock

Published in print July 2010 | ISBN: 9780199580231
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191702280 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580231.003.0003

Series: Clarendon Studies in Criminology

Paul Rock’s Sociology: A Critique of Themes in Contemporary Criminology

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This chapter explores the implications of Paul Rock's work for some major themes of contemporary criminology. It outlines the ways in which symbolic interactionism addresses fundamental questions for social science. It also discusses recent criminological themes, the neglect of human agency, experimental methods, and cultural criminology. Finally, it considers Rock's contribution to criminology in light of his excellent contribution to knowledge.

Keywords: Paul Rock; contemporary criminology; symbolic interactionism; social science; cultural criminology; criminology

Chapter.  9663 words. 

Subjects: Criminal Law

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