1st Edition

Outside Criminology Selected Essays by Stanley Cohen

Edited By Tom Daems Copyright 2016
    428 Pages
    by Routledge

    Stanley Cohen (1942-2013) has proven to be one of the most influential figures in the field of criminology and human rights within the last 40 years. His prolific work contributes not only to the study of crime, deviance and control but also to human rights. This volume brings together a broad selection of Cohen’s published works which collectively testify to his lasting contribution to criminology and to the wide variety of themes with which Cohen was involved. Topics included in the collection are: reactions to deviance - including moral panics (from the late 1960s till the mid-1970s); punishment and social control (from the early 1970s till the late 1980s); and reactions to human rights violations - including denial (from the late 1980s onwards). In addition, the volume contains a biographical memoir written by Paul Rock which offers essential contextual information on Cohen’s personal and professional background as well as a complete bibliography of Cohen’s published works from 1966-2014.



    Introduction: From the banal to the grand

    Bibliography of Stanley Cohen (1966 – 2014)

    Rock, P. (2014), ‘Stanley Cohen, 1942-2013’, in British Academy, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the British Academy, XIII, pp. 65–88.

    1. Cohen, S. (1967), ’Mods, Rockers and the Rest: Community Reactions to Juvenile Delinquency’, Howard Journal of Criminal Justice¸ 12, 2, pp. 121-130.
    2. Cohen, S. (1968), ‘The Politics of Vandalism’, New Society, 12 December, pp. 872-874.
    3. Cohen, S. (1968),’The Nature of Vandalism’, New Society, 12 December, pp. 875-876.
    4. Cohen, S. (1968), ‘Can it be controlled?’, New Society¸ 12 December, pp. 877-878.
    5. Cohen, S. (1974), ‘Criminology and the Sociology of Deviance in Britain’, in P. Rock and M. McIntosh (eds), Deviance and Social Control. London: Tavistock, pp. 1-40.
    6. Cohen, S. (1979), ‘How can we balance justice, guilt and tolerance?’ , New Society, 1 March, pp. 475-477.
    7. Cohen, S. (1979), ‘Community control – a new utopia?’, New Society, 15 March, pp. 609-611.
    8. Cohen, S. (1979), ‘Some modest and unrealistic proposals’, New Society, 29 March, pp. 731-734.
    9. Cohen, S. (1979), ‘The punitive city: notes on the dispersal of social control’, Contemporary Crises, 3, 4, pp. 339-363.
    10. Cohen, S. (1983), ‘Social-control talk: telling stories about correctional change’ in D. Garland and P. Young (eds), The Power to Punish. London: Heinemann, pp. 101-129.
    11. Cohen, S. (1989), ‘The critical discourse on social control: notes on the concept as a hammer’, International Journal of the Sociology of Law, 17, pp. 347-357.
    12. Cohen, S. (1991), ‘Alternatives to punishment – The abolitionist case’, Israel Law Review, 25, 3, pp. 729 -739.
    13. Cohen, S. (1991),’Talking about torture in Israel’, Tikkun, 6, 6, pp. 23-30, pp. 89-90.
    14. Cohen, S. (1993), ‘Intellectual Skepticism and Political Commitment: The case of Radical Criminology,’ Studies in Law, Politics, and Society, 13, pp. 187-209.
    15. Cohen, S. (1995), ‘State crimes of previous regimes: Knowledge, accountability, and the policing of the past,’ Law and Social Inquiry, 20, pp. 7-50.
    16. Cohen, S. (1996), ‘Government Responses to Human Rights Reports: Claims, Denials, and Counterclaims’, Human Rights Quarterly, 18, 3, pp. 517-543.
    17. Cohen, S. (1996), ‘Crime and Politics: Spot the Difference’, British Journal of Sociology¸ 47, 1, pp. 1-21.
    18. Cohen, S. (1997), ‘Conference Life: The Rough Guide’, The American Sociologist, pp. 69-84.
    19. Cohen, S. (2002), ‘Moral panics as cultural politics’, in S. Cohen, Folk Devils and Moral Panics. The Creation of the Mods and the Rockers. Third Edition. London: Routledge, pp. vii-xxxvii.
    20. Cohen, S. (2005), ‘Post-moral torture: from Guantanamo to Abu Ghraib’, Index on Censorship, 34, 1, pp. 24-30.
    21. Cohen, S. (2009), ‘Carry on Panicking’. Address on receiving the Award for ‘Outstanding Achievement’, from the British Society of Criminology at its Annual Conference, Cardiff, 29 June 2009, British Society of Criminology Newsletter, 64, pp. 5-10.



    Tom Daems is Associate Professor of Criminology at the Leuven Institute of Criminology at the University of Leuven, Belgium