Crime, police and penal policy

Emsley, Clive (2003). Crime, police and penal policy. In: Wrigley, Chris ed. A Companion to Early Twentieth-Century Britain. Oxford: Blackwell, pp. 438–452.




About the book: This Companion brings togerther thirty-two new essays by leading historians to provide a reassessment of British history in the early twentieth century. The contributors present lucid introductions to literature and debates on major aspects of the political, social and economic history of Britain in a period that included the First World War, political upheval and the foundation of the welfare state, economic hardship, women's suffrage and dramati social changes throughout British society.

The volume examines the international role of Britain as both a would power and a European power, discussing issues of relative economic decline and the effect of the first World War on Britain's economic status. The book also addresses controversial issues over the social impact of the First World War, especially on the position of women in work and society. There is als substantial coverage of changes in Wales, Scotland and Ireland as well as in England.

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