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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. 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

  3. Death Comes to the Maiden

    Sex and Execution 1431-1933

    By Camille Naish

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    In 1791, the French femme de lettres Olympe de Gouges wrote that 'as women have the right to take their places on the scaffold, they must also have the right to take their seats in government'. This book explores the issues of female emancipation through the history of female execution, from the...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  4. American Smuggling as White Collar Crime

    By Lawrence Karson

    Series: Routledge Advances in Criminology

    When Edwin Sutherland introduced the concept of white-collar crime, he referred to the respectable businessmen of his day who had, in the course of their occupations, violated the law whenever it was advantageous to do so. Yet since the founding of the American Republic, numerous otherwise...

    Published June 18th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Penal Power and Colonial Rule

    By Mark Brown

    This book provides an account of the distinctive way in which penal power developed outside the metropolitan centre. Proposing a radical revision of the Foucauldian thesis that criminological knowledge emerged in the service of a new form of power – discipline – that had inserted itself into the...

    Published January 19th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Criminal Justice in International Society

    Edited by Willem de Lint, Marinella Marmo, Nerida Chazal

    Series: Routledge Advances in Criminology

    This book adopts a critical criminological approach to analyze the production, representation and role of crime in the emerging international order. It analyzes the role of power and its influence on the dynamics of criminalization at an international level, facilitating an examination of the...

    Published January 12th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Evolution of Policing

    Worldwide Innovations and Insights

    Edited by Melchor C. de Guzman, Aiedeo Mintie Das, Dilip K. Das

    Each year, the International Police Executive Symposium (IPES) holds a global conference for police scholars and practitioners to exchange information about the latest trends in police practice and research. Drawn from recent proceedings, The Evolution of Policing: Worldwide Innovations and...

    Published November 24th 2013 by CRC Press

  8. Crime in England 1880-1945

    The rough and the criminal, the policed and the incarcerated

    By Barry Godfrey

    Series: History of Crime in the UK and Ireland

    This book is an ambitious attempt to map the main changes in the criminal justice system in the Victorian period through to the twentieth century. Chapters include an examination of the growth and experience of imprisonment, policing, and probation services; the recording of crime in official...

    Published October 8th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Crime in England 1688-1815

    By David J Cox

    Series: History of Crime in the UK and Ireland

    Crime in England 1688-1815 covers the ‘long’ eighteenth century, a period which saw huge and far-reaching changes in criminal justice history. These changes included the introduction of transportation overseas as an alternative to the death penalty, the growth of the magistracy, the birth of...

    Published September 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  10. The Myth of Moral Panics

    Sex, Snuff, and Satan

    By Bill Thompson, Andy Williams

    Series: Routledge Advances in Criminology

    This study provides a comprehensive critique - forensic, historical, and theoretical - of the moral panic paradigm, using empirically grounded ethnographic research to argue that the panic paradigm suffers from fundamental flaws that make it a myth rather than a viable academic perspective....

    Published August 14th 2013 by Routledge