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By David Downes, Paul Rock, Christine Chinkin, Conor Gearty, Noam Chomsky

The paintings of Stanley Cohen over 4 many years has come to procure a classical prestige within the fields of criminology, sociology and human rights. His writing, examine, educating and sensible engagement in those fields were straight away conscientiously analytical and intellectually inspiring. It quantities to a different contribution, immensely various but with numerous unifying issues, and it has made, and keeps to make, an enduring impression worldwide. His paintings therefore has a protean personality and scope which go beyond time and place.This publication of essays in Stanley Cohen's honour goals to construct on and replicate a few of his many-sided contributions. It comprises chapters through many of the world's best thinkers in addition to the emerging iteration of students and practitioners whose procedure has been formed in major respects via his personal.

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2 Perhaps the greatest of nineteenth-century exiles was a man who would make but a brief appearance on this scene yet, from observing it, would capture in indelible prose the cursed relation between nationalism and the condition of being a foreigner. Alexander Herzen was the illegitimate son of an ageing Russian nobleman and a young German woman (hence his name, which is roughly equivalent to ‘of my heart’ [herzlich]). Inspired by the uprising of 1825, he was, as a young man, active in radical Russian politics as these politics were then understood; that is, he was a proponent of constitutional monarchy and liberal reforms.

To start off with, the Israelis and others realized that one way to deal with the problem was simply to come right out and acknowledge that torture, however reluctantly, had indeed been used, and that all decisions about when it was appropriate were left to the security services. But that was not 21 Crime, Social Control and Human Rights viable. No Israeli or any other democratic government could abandon all political or legal control over such a practice; that would be the road to fascism. ‘The second idea was to deny that it happened at all, to keep on saying, whatever the evidence, that it was prohibited and therefore couldn’t exist.

1065. Portes and Rumbaut, p. 141. Herzen, My Past and Thoughts, vol. 2, p. 686. , p. 1386. , p. 1397. 16 Cf. Sigmund Freud, New Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis. 17 An ‘off-the-record’ remark at the Council on Foreign Relations – but why should it be? 18 Herzen, My Past and Thoughts, vol. 2, p. 655. 17 Chapter 3 The other side of the street: an interview with Stan Cohen* Laurie Taylor He has spent his life analysing and opposing injustice and inhumanity. Sociologist Stan Cohen talks to Laurie Taylor about torture, social control and our extraordinary capacity to deny.

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