This chapter is concerned with Paul Rock's work on the criminology of law-making. It highlights the role of the organizational weapon of victim advocacy organizations, asking whether they are central to the making of laws about victims and whether advocacy or lobbying groups are generally a necessary condition for law-making about crime. It also applies the specific emotional propositions of defiance theory to Rock's work, seeking indications and examples of falsification, modification, or confirmation.
|Title of host publication||The Eternal Recurrence of Crime and Control: Essays in Honor of Paul Rock|
|Editors||Tim newburn, David Downes and Dick Hobbs|
|Place of Publication||Oxford United Kingdom|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|