Skip to Content

Books by Subject

Historical Criminology Books

You are currently browsing 11–20 of 35 new and published books in the subject of Historical Criminology — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

For books that are not yet published; please browse forthcoming books.

New and Published Books – Page 2

  1. 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 24th 2013 by Routledge

  2. 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 15th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Policing Twentieth Century Ireland

    A History of An Garda Síochána

    By Vicky Conway

    Series: Routledge SOLON Explorations in Crime and Criminal Justice Histories

    The twentieth century was a time of rapid social change in Ireland: from colonial rule to independence, civil war and later the Troubles; from poverty to globalisation and the Celtic Tiger; and from the rise to the fall of the Catholic Church. Policing in Ireland has been shaped by all of these...

    Published August 6th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Critical Criminology (Routledge Revivals)

    Edited by Ian Taylor, Paul Walton, Jock Young

    First published in 1975, this collection of essays expands upon the themes and ideas developed in the editors’ previous work, the visionary and groundbreaking text: The New Criminology. Directed at orthodox criminology, this is a partisan work written by a group of criminologists committed to a...

    Published March 30th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Punishment

    By Thom Brooks

    Punishment is a topic of increasing importance for citizens and policymakers. Why should we punish criminals? Which theory of punishment is most compelling? Is the death penalty ever justified? These questions and many others are addressed in this highly engaging guide. Punishment is a critical...

    Published November 13th 2012 by Routledge

  6. TV Cops

    The Contemporary American Television Police Drama

    By Jonathan Nichols-Pethick

    The police drama has been one of the longest running and most popular genres in American television. In TV Cops, Jonathan Nichols-Pethick argues that, perhaps more than any other genre, the police series in all its manifestations—from Hill Street Blues to Miami Vice to The Wire—embodies the full...

    Published April 25th 2012 by Routledge

  7. A Certain Share of Low Cunning

    A History of the Bow Street Runners, 1792-1839

    By David J. Cox

    This book provides an account and analysis of the history of the Bow Street Runners, precursors of today's police force. Through a detailed analysis of a wide range of both qualitative and quantitative research data, this book provides a fresh insight into their history, arguing that the use of Bow...

    Published March 20th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Redemption, Rehabilitation and Risk Management

    A History of Probation

    By George Mair, Lol Burke

    Redemption, Rehabilitation and Risk Management provides the most accessible and up-to-date account of the origins and development of the Probation Service in England and Wales. The book explores and explains the changes that have taken place in the service, the pressures and tensions that have...

    Published August 26th 2011 by Willan

  9. Routledge Handbook of Deviant Behavior

    Edited by Clifton D. Bryant

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    The Handbook of Deviant Behavior presents a comprehensive, integrative, and accessible overview of the contemporary body of knowledge in the field of social deviance in the twenty-first century. This book addresses the full range of scholarly concerns within this area – including theoretical,...

    Published June 23rd 2011 by Routledge

  10. Corrections

    A Critical Approach, 3rd Edition

    By Michael Welch

    Corrections: A Critical Approach, 3rd edition confronts mass imprisonment in the United States, a nation boasting the highest incarceration rate in the world. This statistic is all the more troubling considering that its correctional population is overrepresented by the poor, African-Americans, and...

    Published March 21st 2011 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Stories of True Crime in Tudor and Stuart England
    Edited by Ken MacMillan
    To Be Published April 5th 2015
  2. Living Through Terror
    Edited by Suvendrini Perera, Antonio Traverso
    To Be Published April 14th 2015
  3. Policing Twentieth Century Ireland: A History of An Garda Síochána
    By Vicky Conway
    To Be Published April 14th 2015
  4. Crime in England 1688-1815
    By David J Cox
    To Be Published April 22nd 2015
  5. Human Trafficking in Colonial Vietnam
    By Micheline Lessard
    To Be Published May 21st 2015

Find more forthcoming books