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Crime and Society in Twentieth Century England
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Crime and Society in Twentieth Century England (Paperback)

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Crime and Society in Twentieth-Century England traces the broad pattern of criminal offending over a hundred year period that experienced unprecedented levels of upheaval and change. This period included two world wars, the end of the British Empire, significant shifts in both gender relations and ethnic mix and a decline in the power of the economy.





In this new textbook, Professor Clive Emsley provides an up-to-date assessment of changes in attitudes to crime as well as of the developments in policing, in the courts and in penal sanctions over the course of the century. He explores the impact of growing gender equality and ethnic diversity on crime and criminal justice, and looks at the way in which crime became increasingly central to political agendas in the last third of the century.





Written in a clear and accessible manner, the book examines:





Perceptions of crime and criminality across the century

Varieties of offending from murder to benefit fraud

The role of the media in constructing and reinforcing the understanding of crime and the criminal

The decline and demise of corporal and capital punishment

The shift from largely progressive to more punitive penal practice





The first serious attempt to explore the history of crime and criminal justice in twentieth-century England, this book will be an invaluable introduction to the student and interested general reader alike.

History & PoliticsHistory General & TheoryHistory: theory & methodsHistory & PoliticsHistory: Chronological20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450-1500History & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsHistorical geographyHistory & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsOral historyHistory & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsSocial & cultural historyHistory & PoliticsLocal interest, family history & nostalgiaLocal historyHistory & PoliticsLocal interest, family history & nostalgiaNostalgia: generalHistory & PoliticsLocal interest, family history & nostalgiaPlaces in old photographsHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyEuropean historyBritish & Irish historyHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyHistory of other landsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCrime & criminologyCauses & prevention of crimePhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCrime & criminologyCorporate crimePhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCrime & criminologyCriminal investigation & detectionForensic sciencePhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCrime & criminologyDrugs trade / drug traffickingPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCrime & criminologyOrganized crimePhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCrime & criminologyProbation servicesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCrime & criminologyStreet crime / gun crime Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Publication Date: 10/03/2011 ISBN-13: 9781405859028  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Clive Emsley is Emeritus Professor of History at the Open University. Author of Crime and Society in England 1750-1900, now in its fourth edition, his recent publications also include Hard Men: Violence in England since 1750 (2005), Crime, Police and Penal Policy: European Experiences 1750-1940 (2007), and The Great British Bobby (2009).

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