Crime and Deviance in the Colleges

Elite Student Excess and Sexual Abuse

By Maurice Punch

Published

Oct 27, 2022

Page count

224 pages

ISBN

978-1529228106

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Oct 27, 2022

Page count

224 pages

ISBN

978-1529228113

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press
Crime and Deviance in the Colleges

Timely and urgent, this book examines the culture and governance of colleges and universities regarding both excess in elite student societies and sexual violence, particularly against female students. Taking into account the deaths, serious injuries and grave sexual abuse taking place among student populations, the book takes a criminological and sociological perspective on the institutions, offenders and victims involved.

With high profile court cases and media responses driving demand for reform, the author considers institutional reactions and concludes with recommendations to improve crime prevention, accountability and the support for survivors.

Maurice Punch studied at Cambridge and Essex and has worked in universities in the UK, USA and the Netherlands. Now Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics, his areas of specialisation are policing, police corruption and corporate crime. His previously published books include Dirty Business, Police Corruption and Elusive Excellence.

1. “Edge Work”: Deviance and Crime in the Colleges

2. The Netherlands and Belgium: The Student Corps and “Excess”

3. UK and US Elite Student Societies: Secrecy and “Over the Edge”

4. Excess, Reform and Resistance

5. Sexual Discrimination and Abuse: Law and Definitions

6. Prejudice, Discrimination and a False Accusation

7. Frat Abuse: College Athletics: Cynicism, Hypocrisy and Cowardice

8. Conclusion: Reform, Care and Accountability