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(p. 21) 1. The foundations of sociological theories of crime 

(p. 21) 1. The foundations of sociological theories of crime
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(p. 21) 1. The foundations of sociological theories of crime
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Paul Rock

DOI:
10.1093/he/9780198719441.003.0002
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date: 31 October 2020

This chapter describes how the sociology of crime originally stemmed from professional and political preoccupations with the problems presented by the practical management of crime and punishment but then evolved and expanded in a rather unsystematic fashion over some two centuries into a semi-detached academic discipline that addresses the various ways in which social order, social control, and social representations of rule-breaking are said to affect the etiology of crime.

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