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Crime and the City

Essays in Memory of John Barron Mays

  • David Downes

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. David Downes
    Pages 1-9
  3. David Downes
    Pages 36-87
  4. Kenneth Roberts
    Pages 88-110
  5. Elaine Player
    Pages 111-127
  6. Richard Hobbs
    Pages 154-181
  7. Terence Morris
    Pages 182-205
  8. Anne Power
    Pages 206-235
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 236-245

About this book


These essays reflect the stress on the local, urban, social world conveyed by John Mays as essential for an understanding of crime and delinquency. It was Mays' work which opened up what has since become familiar territory: delinquency in its place, neighbourhood and social setting.


community crime delinquency employment Ethnographic Study memory state stress unemployment women work youth

Editors and affiliations

  • David Downes
    • 1
  1. 1.Professor of Social AdministrationLondon School of EconomicsEngland

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