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Crime and Society in Twentieth Century England

Crime and Society in Twentieth Century England

By: Professor Clive Emsley (author)Paperback

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This volume will be a sequel to Emsley's Crime and Society in England, 1750-1900, and will take a thematic approach. The book starts by addressing the nature and interpretation of crime across the century, and ends by looking at shifting responses to crime, particularly with reference to the police and penal policy. The role of the media in the understanding of crime and criminals is one that attracts considerable attention; the discussion and analysis here will be aided by the use of visual images in the text.This book will be the first to draw significantly on the Police Archive at the Open University with its extensive holdings ranging from the papers of the Association of Chief Police Officers to the memoirs of individual police officers. The book will also benefit from the opportunity to reproduce some photographs and cartoons.

About Author

Clive Emsley is Professor in the History Department at the Open University. He is co-editor of Longman's Seminar Studies in History series. He was elected president of the International Association for the History of Crime and Criminal Justice in 1995 and again in 1998. He has maintained a research interest in the revolutionary and Napoleonic period but since the early 1980s his work has focused primarily on the history of crime and policing. He is Director of the European Centre for the Study of Policing.


Contents List of tables and figures Preface and acknowledgements Abbreviations used in the notes Introduction The Pattern of Crime Criminal Lives Crime and the Young Organised Crime: Professional Criminals Media Narratives Expert Narratives Police and Policing The Courts Penal Policy and Penal Experience Some Conclusions Further Reading: Further ResearchIndex

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781405859028
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9781405859028
  • weight: 400
  • ISBN10: 1405859024

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