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Policing the Populace: The road to professionalisation

Williams, Chris (2010). Policing the Populace: The road to professionalisation. In: Nash, David and KIlday, Anne-Marie eds. Histories of Crime: Britain 1600-2000. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 160–179.

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Abstract

About the book: Providing a rounded and coherent history of crime and the law spanning the past 400 years, Histories of Crime explores the evolution of attitudes towards crime and criminality over time. Bringing together contributions from internationally acknowledged
experts, the book highlights themes, current issues and key debates in the history of deviance and bad behaviour, including:

■ marital cruelty and adultery
■ infanticide
■ murder
■ the underworld
■ blasphemy and moral crimes
■ fraud and white-collar crime
■ the death penalty and punishment.

Individual case studies of violent and non-violent crime are used to explore the human means and motives behind criminal practice. Through these, the book illuminates society's wider attitudes and fears about criminal behaviour and the way in which these influence the law and legal system over time. This fascinating book is essential reading for students and teachers of history, sociology and criminology, as well as anyone interested in Britain's criminal past.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2010 Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0-230-22469-5, 978-0-230-22469-8
Keywords: police; history; United Kingdom;
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > History
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: International Centre for Comparative Criminological Research (ICCCR)
Item ID: 21569
Depositing User: Chris Williams
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2010 10:25
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2012 14:33
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/21569
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