Crime and Society in England, 1750-1900

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-01-01
  • Publisher: Longman
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"Crime and Society in England, 1750-1900" draws on recent research to assess the changes in the understanding of crime, policing, the courts and penal sanctions in England as the country industrialised and urbanised during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The third edition brings the subject up-to-date by reflecting recent shifts away from class towards gender analysis, and the growing interest in violence as opposed to property crime. This text is suitable for undergraduate courses in modern English history and criminology courses in law departments.

Author Biography

Clive Emsley is Professor of History at the Open University.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Crime and the Law
The Statistical Map
Class Perceptions
Environmental Perceptions
Fiddles, Perks and Pilferage
A Mid-Point Assessment
Crime and Gender
A Mid-Point assessment
The Criminal Class and Professional Criminals
Prosecutors and the Courts
Detection and Prevention: the Old Police and the New
Punishment and Reformation
Concluding Remarks
Further Reading
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