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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Paul Rock is British sociologist and criminologist, and is Professor of Social Institutions at the London School of Economics.Source: Wikipedia