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  1. 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...

    To Be Published November 10th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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...

    To Be Published November 16th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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...

    To Be Published November 21st 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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...

    To Be Published November 24th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Bastard Feudalism and the Law (Routledge Revivals)

    By John Bellamy

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This title, first published in 1989, was one of the first to directly address the legal dimension of bastard feudalism. John Bellamy explores the role and vulnerability of local officials and juries, the nature of the endemic land wars and the interference in the justice system by those at the top...

    To Be Published December 24th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Guta Lag and Guta Saga: The Law and History of the Gotlanders

    Edited by Christine Peel

    Series: Routledge Medieval Translations

    Guta Lag, the law of the independent island of Gotland, is one of the earliest laws of Scandinavia. The historical appendix to the law, Guta Saga, was written in the thirteenth or fourteenth century. Together, Guta Lag and its accompanying Saga provide an invaluable insight into the lives of the...

    To Be Published January 30th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Genealogies of Legal Vision

    Edited by Peter Goodrich, Valérie Hayaert

    Series: Discourses of Law

    This collection focuses on the history of legal emblems and the genealogy of law’s visual structures. The growing interest in law and the visual has tended to focus in a somewhat lazy fashion upon film and law, rather than addressing the actual history of law’s regimes of visual control. But early...

    To Be Published February 15th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Stories of True Crime in Tudor and Stuart England

    By Ken MacMillan

    Stories of True Crime in Tudor and Stuart England is an original collection of thirty stories of true crime during the period 1580-1700. Published in short books known as chapbooks, these stories proliferated in early modern popular literature. The chapbooks included in this collection describe...

    To Be Published April 1st 2015 by Routledge

  9. Public Indecency in England 1857-1960

    'A Serious and Growing Evil’

    By David J Cox, Kim Stevenson, Candida Harris, Judith Rowbotham

    Series: Routledge SOLON Explorations in Crime and Criminal Justice Histories

    Throughout the nineteenth century and twentieth century, various attempts were made to define and control problematic behaviour by use of the somewhat nebulous concept of ‘indecency’ by legal and legislative means, though remarkably public indecency remains a much under-researched aspect and period...

    To Be Published May 1st 2015 by Routledge

  10. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

    Civil War Soldier, Supreme Court Justice

    By Susan-Mary Grant

    Series: Routledge Historical Americans

    To Be Published June 1st 2015 by Routledge