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Crime and Policing in Wartime

Emsley, Clive (2016). Crime and Policing in Wartime. In: Knepper, Paul and Johansen, Anja eds. The Oxford Handbook of the History of Crime and Criminal Justice. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 519–536.

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War affects combatant societies, and societies trampled over by warring armies and smashed by their munitions, in a variety of ways. This chapter draws out some of these effects with respect to crime and criminal offending in European societies since the mid-eighteenth century, and explores how that offending was investigated and suppressed. It focusses on three principal areas: first, the kinds of, and extent of offences committed by soldiers and sailors during war and its immediate aftermath; second, the ways in which the exigencies and pressures of, and the opportunities provided by war have prompted criminal activity among civilians; and third, the kinds of police that existed and that were specifically developed to deal with military offending.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2016 Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0-19-935233-X, 978-0-19-935233-3
Keywords: criminology; history of crime; criminal justice
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities > History
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 52736
Depositing User: Clive Emsley
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2017 13:01
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 08:51
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