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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 40 new and published books in the subject of Criminal Justice History — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. 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 in public by legal and legislative means through the use of a somewhat nebulous concept of ‘indecency’. Remarkably however, public indecency remains a much...

    Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Historical Geographies of Prisons

    Unlocking the Usable Carceral Past

    Edited by Karen M. Morin, Dominique Moran

    Series: Routledge Research in Historical Geography

    This is the first book to provide a comprehensive historical-geographical lens to the development and evolution of correctional institutions as a specific subset of carceral geographies. This book analyzes and critiques global practices of incarceration, regimes of punishment, and their...

    Published June 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  3. 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 June 9th 2015 by Routledge

  4. The Police and the Expansion of Public Order Law in Britain, 1829-2014

    By Iain Channing

    Series: Routledge SOLON Explorations in Crime and Criminal Justice Histories

    Incidences of public disorder, and the manner in which they have been suppressed, have repeatedly ignited debate on the role of policing, the effectiveness of current legislation and the implications for human rights and civil liberties. These same issues have reverberated throughout British...

    Published May 28th 2015 by Routledge

  5. 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 May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  6. Looking Back in Crime

    What Happened on This Date in Criminal Justice History?

    By James O. Windell

    Just as people are captivated by murder mysteries, detective stories, and legal shows, they are also compulsively interested in the history of criminal justice. Looking Back in Crime: What Happened on This Day in Criminal Justice History? features a treasure trove of important dates and significant...

    Published May 5th 2015 by CRC Press

  7. Juvenile Justice in Britain and the United States

    The Balance of Needs and Rights

    By Phyllida Parsloe

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This study, first published in 1978, compares the ways in which the systems in England, Scotland and the United States balance the necessity of meeting children’s needs against the protection of their rights. Three approaches to juvenile justice are identified; the criminal justice, the welfare,...

    Published March 26th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Land of White Gloves?

    A history of crime and punishment in Wales

    By Richard Ireland

    Series: History of Crime in the UK and Ireland

    Land of White Gloves? is an important academic investigation into the history of crime and punishment in Wales. Beginning in the medieval period when the limitations of state authority fostered a law centred on kinship and compensation, the study explores the effects of the introduction of...

    Published March 25th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Crime in England 1815-1880

    Experiencing the criminal justice system

    By Helen Johnston

    Series: History of Crime in the UK and Ireland

    Crime in England, 1815-1880 provides a unique insight into views on crime and criminality and the operation of the criminal justice system in England from the early to the late nineteenth century. This book examines the perceived problem and causes of crime, views about offenders and the...

    Published February 26th 2015 by Routledge

  10. 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 21st 2014 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Historical Justice
    Edited by Klaus Neumann
    To Be Published August 24th 2015
  2. Capital Punishment in Twentieth-Century Britain: Audience, Justice, Memory
    By Lizzie Seal
    To Be Published September 3rd 2015
  3. Rural Disorder and Police Reform in Ireland, 1812-36
    By Galen Broeker
    To Be Published September 8th 2015
  4. Policing and Punishment in Nineteenth Century Britain
    Edited by Victor Bailey
    To Be Published September 8th 2015
  5. Crime in England: 1550-1800
    Edited by J S Cockburn
    To Be Published September 8th 2015

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