Paul Rock

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British criminologist

Why Is Paul Rock Influential?

Paul Rock is an Emeritus Professor of Social Institutions at the London School of Economics, and a founder and member of the National Deviancy Conference. He earned his first degree at the London School of Economics before earning a D.Phil. from Nuffield College at the University of Oxford. His dissertation explored the morality of a career in debt collection.

He is best known as a professional scholar of public criminology, which brings academic criminological research into public policy and interventions. By combining the theoretical and empirical and using that information to inform policy and decision-making approaches, he has been able to shed new insights. He has written extensively on criminological theory and victimology, with books such as Constructing Victims Rights and Victims, Policy-Making and Criminological Theory. His book, Understanding Deviance, which he co-wrote with colleague David Downes, is now in its 6th edition.

He is a former editor of the British Journal of Sociology and review editor of the British Journal of Criminology. He is a member of the editorial boards of Oxford University Press’s Clarendon Criminology Series and co-editor of Sage’s Compact Criminology series. He has been a fellow of the Center for the Advanced Study of the Behavioral Sciences and REGNET, at the Australian National University.

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According to Wikipedia, Paul Rock is British sociologist and criminologist, and is Professor of Social Institutions at the London School of Economics. He was a founder member of the National Deviancy Conference. Paul Rock has contributed to the field of public criminology. He believes that this field should not be looked away in the eyes of criminologist, however, he does state that public criminology does have flaws. Flaws that may not allow it to "rise" up.

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