1st Edition

Crime And Punishment In England An Introductory History

    284 Pages
    by Routledge

    288 Pages
    by Routledge

    This survey of crime in ENgland from the medieval period to the present day synthesizes case-study and local-level material and standardizes the debates and issues for the student reader.

    Part 1 The medieval inheritance: defining crime; the medieval system in its prime. Part 2 The pre-industrial response to crime: Tudor crime; imposing the law; riots and political crime; punishments; manor courts. Part 3 Crime in industrial England: the control of society; threats to public order; crimes against property and the person; statutory creation of new crimes; law reform - policing, sentencing and punishing. Part 4 The making of the modern criminal: poverty, prosperity and the criminal; crime - and technology, sex, subversion, insanity, drink and drugs, punishment, sensation.


    John Briggs, Mr John Briggs, Christopher Harrison, Angus McInnes, David Vincent