Crime, Police, and Penal Policy: European Experiences 1750-1940 (Paperback)
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Crime, Police, and Penal Policy: European Experiences 1750-1940 (Paperback)

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How did ideas about crime and criminals change in Europe from around 1750 to 1940? How did European states respond to these changes with the development of police and penal institutions? Clive Emsley addresses these questions using recent research on the history of crime and criminal justice in Europe. Exploring the subject chronologically, he addresses the forms of offending, the changing interpretations and understandings of that offending at both elite and popular levels, and how the emerging nation states of the period responded to criminal activity by the development of police forces and the refinement of forms of punishment. The book focuses on the comparative nature in which different states studied each other and their institutions, and the ways in which different reformers exchanged ideas and investigated policing and penal experiments in other countries. It also explores the theoretical issues underpinning recent research, emphasising that the changes in ideas on crime and criminals were neither linear nor circular, and demonstrating clearly that many ideas hailed as new by contemporary politicians and in current debate on crime and its 'solutions', have a very long and illustrious history.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199669479
Number of pages: 298
Weight: 414 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 16 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Review from previous edition The book is conceptually sophisticated...It is also consistently interesting. In sum, the book is a welcome addition to the literature * Thomas Gallanis, Continuity and Change *
Excellent and deserve[s] a wide readership...testament to Emsley's attention to detail, breadth of knowledge, and ability to make history accessible and interesting. * Drew Gray, Family and Community History *
as always, Professor Emsley's work is rich with information and invites reflection ... His book will long remain an invaluable tool for both historians and sociologists. * Philippe Robert, Crime, Histoire, et Societes *

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“A Good Introduction to the history of Policing & Justice”

This excellent introduction to the history of crime, policing and penal policy has arisen from the academic career of Professor Clive Emsley, one of Britain’s leading authorities on Policing and crime history in... More

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