Paul Rock and the Criminology of Law-making: Contingency, Emotions and a Defiance Theory of Victims' Rights

Lawrence W Sherman, Heather Strang

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Eternal Recurrence of Crime and Control: Essays in Honor of Paul Rock
    Editors Tim newburn, David Downes and Dick Hobbs
    Place of PublicationOxford United Kingdom
    PublisherOxford University Press
    Pages261-282
    Edition1st
    ISBN (Print)9780199580231
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

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