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Crime and Justice 1750-1950

By Barry Godfrey, Paul Lawrence

Willan – 2005 – 232 pages

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Description

This book provides an introductory text for students taking courses in recent criminal justice history. Chapters cover the key issues central to an understanding of the historical background to the current criminal justice system, covering the crime of murder, the emergence, establishment and development of the police, crime and criminals, criminals and victims, the courts and punishment, women and children, and surveillance and the workplace.

In addressing each of these issues and developments the authors explore a range of historiographical and criminological debates that have arisen, looking at the ways in which the disciplines of criminology and history are converging, and offering new perspectives on both modern and historical.

Contents

Introduction 1. Murder and the Decline of Violence 2. The Move to the New Police 3. Crime and Criminals 4. Criminals and Victims 5. The Courts and Punishment 6. The Criminological 'Others': Women and Children 7. Surveillance and the Workplace

Author Bio

Barry Godfrey is Professor of Criminal Justice at Keele University, UK.

Paul Lawrence is Senior Lecturer in History at the Open University, UK.

Name: Crime and Justice 1750-1950 (Paperback)Willan 
Description: By Barry Godfrey, Paul Lawrence. This book provides an introductory text for students taking courses in recent criminal justice history. Chapters cover the key issues central to an understanding of the historical background to the current criminal justice system, covering the crime of...
Categories: Criminology and Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice History, Legal History, British History, Social & Cultural History, Historical Criminology