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Crime, Policing and Punishment in England, 1660-1914

Gray, D. (2016) Crime, Policing and Punishment in England, 1660-1914. London: Bloomsbury. 9781441117656.

Item Type: Book
Abstract: Crime, Policing and Punishment in England, 1660-1914 offers an overview of the changing nature of crime and its punishment from the Restoration to World War 1. It charts how prosecution and punishment have changed from the early modern to the modern period and reflects on how the changing nature of English society has affected these processes. By combining extensive primary material alongside a thorough analysis of historiography this text offers an invaluable resource to students and academics alike. The book is arranged in two sections: the first looks at the evolution and development of the criminal justice system and the emergence of the legal profession, and examines the media's relationship with crime. Section two examines key themes in the history of crime, covering the emergence of professional policing, the move from physical punishment to incarceration and the importance of gender and youth. Finally, the book draws together these themes and considers how the Criminal Justice System has developed to suit the changing nature of the British state.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Crime, policing, punishment, history of crime, criminology, prison
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > HV7231 Criminal justice administration
Creators: Gray, Drew
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Faculty of Education & Humanities > History
Faculties > Faculty of Education & Humanities > History
Date: 20 January 2016
Date Type: Publication
Place of Publication: London
Number of Pages: 408
Language: English
ISBN: 9781441117656
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes

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