Rock, Paul

Professor Emeritus Paul Rock  


Position held

Professor of Social Institutions


Experience keywords:

criminal justice policy making; families bereaved by homicide; victims of crime

Media experience:

Radio; TV

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Rock, Paul (2017) ‘The dreadful flood of documents’: the 1958 Public Record Act and its aftermath. Part 1: the genesis of the act Archives: the journal of the British Records Association, 51 (132/3). 48-69. ISSN 0003-9535


Rock, Paul (2014) The public faces of public criminology Criminology and Criminal Justice, 14 (4). 412-433. ISSN 1748-8958


Rock, Paul (2010) Victims, policy-making and criminological theory - selected essays Pioneers in contemporary criminology. Ashgate, Aldershot, UK. ISBN 9780754629269


Downes, David and Rock, Paul and Chinkin, Christine and Gearty, Conor, eds (2007) Crime, social control and human rights: from moral panics to states of denial Willan Publishing, Cullompton, UK. ISBN 9781843922285


Newburn, Tim and Rock, Paul, eds (2006) The politics of crime control: essays in honour of David Downes Clarendon studies in criminology. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780199208401

Rock, Paul (2006) Some aspects of the social construction of crime victims in Australia Victims and Offenders, 1 (3). 289-321. ISSN 1556-4886

Newburn, Tim and Rock, Paul (2006) David Downes: an introduction In: Newburn, Tim and Rock, Paul, (eds.) The Politics of Crime Control: Essays in Honour of David Downes. Clarendon studies in criminology. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 1-6. ISBN 9780199208401


Rock, Paul (2005) Victims' policies as contingent accomplishments In: Vetere, E. and Pedro, D., (eds.) Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power: Festschrift in Honour of Irene Melup. United Nations, Vienna, Austria.

Rock, Paul (2005) Chronocentrism and British criminology British Journal of Sociology, 56 (3). 473-791. ISSN 0007-1315


Rock, Paul (2004) John Stanley Gittins In: The New Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.

Rock, Paul (2004) Constructing victims' rights: the Home Office, New Labour and victims Clarendon Studies in Criminology. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 0199275491

Rock, Paul (2004) Victims, prosecutors and the state in nineteenth century England and Wales Criminal Justice, 4 (4). 331-354. ISSN 1748-8958


Downes, David and Rock, Paul (2003) Understanding Deviance Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN 0199249377


Rock, Paul (2002) On becoming a victim In: Hoyle, Carolyn and Wilson, Richard, (eds.) New Visions of Crime Victims. Hart Publishing, Oxford, 1-22. ISBN 9781841132808

Rock, Paul (2002) Sociological theories of crime In: Maguire, Mike and Morgan, Rod and Reiner, Robert, (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Criminology. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 3. ISBN 9780199256099


Rock, Paul (2000) Homicide, voluntary organizations and the state in England and Wales Homicide Studies, 4 (1). 37-62. ISSN 1088-7679

Howarth, Glennys and Rock, Paul (2000) Aftermath and the construction of victimisation: 'the other victims of crime' Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 39 (1). 58-77. ISSN 0265-5527

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