History and Crime

Godfrey, Barry S.; Williams, Chris A. and Lawrence, Paul (2007). History and Crime. Key approaches to criminology. London, UK: Sage.

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Abstract

Explaining the historical background essential for an understanding of contemporary criminal justice, this lively and accessible text provides an introduction to the history of crime and crime control. Topics covered include crime statistics constructions of criminality, policing, prisons, surveillance, governance, white-collar crime, and immigration and crime. For each topic, the book provides an overview of current research, comments on current arguments, and offers links to wider debates. The authors include an introduction to historical sources and methodology and provide a series of historical case studies
analyzing the background to contemporary debates.

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