Histories of Crime Britain 1600-2000

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  • Copyright: 2010-06-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Written by a collection of internationally acknowledged experts, this rounded, coherent history of crime and the law demonstrates the evolution of attitudes towards crime and criminality over the last four hundred years. Topics covered include fraud, policing, adultery, infanticide and the death penalty.

Author Biography

Anne-Marie Kilday is Principal Lecturer in History at Oxford Brookes University, UK. She researches and publishes on the history of violent crime and the history of female criminality since the early modern period. She is the author of The Unforgivable Crime? A History of Infanticide in Britain since 1600.
David Nash is Professor of History at Oxford Brookes University, UK. He has published extensively in the areas of the history of blasphemy, blasphemous libel and religious crime for over fifteen years. He is also author of Cultures of Shame: Exploring Crime and Morality in Britain 1650-1900 (with Anne-Marie Kilday).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. viii
Notes on Contributorsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Moral Crimes and the Law in Britain since 1700p. 17
Cruelty and Adultery: Offences against the Institution of Marriagep. 39
Desperate Measures or Cruel Intentions? Infanticide in Britain since 1600p. 60
'Most Intimate Violations': Contextualising the Crime of Rapep. 80
Murder and Fatality: The Changing Face of Homicidep. 100
Criminality, Deviance and the Underworld since 1750p. 120
Fraud and White-collar Crime: 1850 to the Presentp. 141
Policing the Populace: The Road to Professionalisationp. 160
Execution as Punishment in England: 1750-2000p. 180
Further Readingp. 203
Indexp. 209
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