European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control

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Due to the fact that the new site was hacked over the weekend, we have reverted to this older version while we take remedial action.

 

Resisting the demonisation of 'the Other': State, nationalism and social control in a time of crisis

 

42nd Annual Conference of the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control

 

3 September - 6 September 2014
Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom

 

Stanley Cohen, who was instrumental in founding the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control in 1973, sadly passed away on Monday 7th January following a long illness. He will be greatly missed by his friends and colleagues in the European Group and is a huge loss to the fields of sociology and critical criminology. He was particularly well-known for his seminal texts, Folk Devils and Moral Panics (1972), Visions of Social Control (1985) and, more recently, States of Denial: Knowing about Atrocities and Suffering (2001). As an inspiration to scholars throughout the globe, his intellectual legacy will continue long after his death. You can read some personal reflections on Stan by following this link.