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Crime and Society in England, 1750-1900. 3rd edition

Emsley, Clive (2004). Crime and Society in England, 1750-1900. 3rd edition. Themes in British Social History. Harlow, UK: Pearson Longman.

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This is the third edtion of this book, first published in 1987. It draws on recent research to assess the changes in the understanding of crime, policing, the courts and penal sanctions in England as the country industrialised and urbanised during the the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It challenges the view that crime can be attributed to the behaviour of a criminal class and that the changes in the criminal justice system resulted from the vision of far-sighted reformers. The third edtion reflects recent shifts away from the focus on class towards an interest in gender, and away from the focus on property crime to inter-personal violence.

Item Type: Book
ISBN: 0-582-78485-9, 978-0-582-78485-7
Keywords: Crime; courts; police; penal policy; punishment; prisons
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: Harm and Evidence Research Collaborative (HERC)
Item ID: 7702
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Date Deposited: 16 May 2007
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 10:01
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