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Stanley Cohen, 1942-2013

Stan Cohen

It was with great sadness that we at ISCI learnt of the death of Stan Cohen, Emeritus Professor of Sociology and one of our honorary fellows. Stan passed away, after a long illness, on 7th January 2013.

Stan Cohen made outstanding contributions to several areas of sociology and criminology, and not least to the study of state crime. His 1993 article ‘Human rights and Crimes of the State: the Culture of Denial,’ and his book States of Denial (2001) were key works in the emergence of state crime studies within criminology, and remain among the most important works in the field. Although he was in poor health for many years, Stan continued to contribute actively to the study of criminology and human rights. He will be greatly missed.