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New and Published Books

  1. Crime and Justice since 1750

    2nd Edition

    By Barry Godfrey, Paul Lawrence

    This book provides a comprehensive, introductory text for students taking courses in crime and criminal justice history. It covers all of the key historical topics central to an understanding of the current criminal justice system, including the development of the police, the courts and the...

    Published November 20th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Law and the Making of the Soviet World

    The Red Demiurge

    By Scott Newton

    This book is an unconventional reappraisal of Soviet law: a field that is ripe for re-evaluation, now that it is clear of Cold War cobwebs; and, as this book shows, one that is surprisingly topical and newly compelling. Scott Newton argues here that the Soviet order was a work of law. Drawing on a...

    Published November 19th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Foucault, Crime and Power

    Problematisations of Crime in the Twentieth Century

    By Christian Borch

    This book presents a Foucauldian problematisation analysis of crime, with a particular focus on the twentieth century. It considers how crime has been conceived as problem and, by scrutinising the responses that have been adapted to deal with crime, demonstrates how a range of power modalities have...

    Published November 17th 2014 by Routledge

  4. New Perspectives on European Women’s Legal History

    Edited by Sara Kimble, Marion Röwekamp

    Series: Routledge Research in Gender and History

    This volume brings historical analysis to bear on the issue of gender and the law, covering themes ranging from gender in the legal profession, family law, and the intersections of law, politics, and public policy, to provide a comprehensive overview of European women's legal history and...

    Published November 15th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Lawyers and Savages

    Ancient History and Legal Realism in the Making of Legal Anthropology

    By Kaius Tuori

    Legal primitivism was a complex phenomenon that combined the study of early European legal traditions with studies of the legal customs of indigenous peoples. Lawyers and Savages: Ancient History and Legal Realism in the Making of Legal Anthropology explores the rise and fall of legal...

    Published September 17th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Forensic Medicine and Death Investigation in Medieval England

    By Sara M. Butler

    Series: Routledge Research in Medieval Studies

    England has traditionally been understood as a latecomer to the use of forensic medicine in death investigation, lagging nearly two-hundred years behind other European authorities. Using the coroner's inquest as a lens, this book hopes to offer a fresh perspective on the process of death...

    Published September 16th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Ends of History

    Questioning the Stakes of Historical Reason

    Edited by Amy Swiffen, Joshua Nichols

    Over two decades ago we were confronted by the end of the Soviet Union and collapse of the geo-politicall divisions that had defined much of the twentieth century. From this particular end, the ‘end of history’ was proclaimed. But is it still possible to argue that liberal democracy and free market...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Liberty and Union

    A Constitutional History of the United States, concise edition

    By Edgar J. McManus, Tara Helfman

    This, the concise edition of Liberty and Union, is an abridged constitutional history of the United States, designed for short single-semester courses, comprising the key topics from Volumes 1 and 2. Written in a clear and engaging narrative style, it successfully unites thorough chronological...

    Published January 27th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Shame, Blame, and Culpability

    Crime and violence in the modern state

    Edited by Judith Rowbotham, Marianna Muravyeva, David Nash

    Series: Routledge SOLON Explorations in Crime and Criminal Justice Histories

    This ground-breaking collection of research-based chapters addresses the themes of shame, blame and culpability in their historical perspective in the broad area of crime, violence and the modern state, drawing on less familiar territories such as Russia and Greece, not just on material from...

    Published January 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Historical Foundations of Australian Law - Set

    Volume I & Volume II

    Edited by Justin Gleeson, J.A. Watson, Ruth Higgins, Elisabeth Peden

    Justice McHugh once said that a lack of understanding of legal history was a misfortune, not a privilege. That was an understatement. As well as being essential for any Australian lawyer, the history underlying and informing the Australian legal system is a uniquely interesting amalgam of English,...

    Published December 18th 2013 by Federation Press