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Crime, Policing and Punishment in England, 1750-1914
 
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Crime, Policing and Punishment in England, 1750-1914
 
 
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14 Dec 1998
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One of the fastest-growing and most exciting areas of historical research in recent years has been the study of crime and the criminal. The intrinsic fascination of the subject is enhanced by the fact that between the mid eighteenth century and early twentieth century, the English criminal justice system was fundamentally transformed as a new disciplinary state emerged. Drawing on recent research, this book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date synthesis of these important changes.


Description

One of the fastest-growing and most exciting areas of historical research in recent years has been the study of crime and the criminal. The intrinsic fascination of the subject is enhanced by the fact that between the mid eighteenth century and early twentieth century, the English criminal justice system was fundamentally transformed as a new disciplinary state emerged. Drawing on recent research, this book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date synthesis of these important changes.


Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Crime and Crime Statistics
The Pattern of Crime
The Criminal: Myth and Reality
The Origins and Impact of the New Police
The Creation of a Professional Force, 1856-1914
Courts, Prosecutors and Verdicts
Capital Punishment in Theory and Practice
Secondary Punishments
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index


Authors

DAVID TAYLOR is a Principal Lecturer and Head of History at the University of Huddersfield.