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  • The Politics of Penal Reform

    Margery Fry and the Howard League

    By Anne Logan

    In the context of recent media scrutiny on the state of prisons in the UK, the efficacy of incarcerating large numbers of offenders is an issue which is rising steadily up the political agenda. In 2016, the Howard League for Penal Reform celebrated its 150th Anniversary, an organization that has…

    Hardback – 2017-11-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge SOLON Explorations in Crime and Criminal Justice Histories

  • Leading the Police

    A History of Chief Constables 1835–2017

    Edited by Kim Stevenson, David J. Cox, Iain Channing

    In 2015 the College of Policing published its Leadership Review with specific reference to the type of leadership required to ensure that the next generation of Chief Constables and their management approach will be fit for purpose. Three key issues were highlighted as underpinning the effective…

    Hardback – 2017-09-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge SOLON Explorations in Crime and Criminal Justice Histories

  • The Police and the Expansion of Public Order Law in Britain, 1829-2014

    By Iain Channing

    Incidences of public disorder, and the manner in which they have been suppressed, have repeatedly ignited debate on the role of policing, the effectiveness of current legislation and the implications for human rights and civil liberties. These same issues have reverberated throughout British…

    Paperback – 2017-04-27
    Routledge
    Routledge SOLON Explorations in Crime and Criminal Justice Histories

  • A Genealogy of Public Security

    The Theory and History of Modern Police Powers

    By Giuseppe Campesi

    There are many histories of the police as a law-enforcement institution, but no genealogy of the police as a form of power. This book provides a genealogy of modern police by tracing the evolution of "police science" and of police institutions in Europe, from the ancien régime to the early 19th…

    Hardback – 2016-06-01
    Routledge

  • Crime, Law and Justice in New Zealand

    By Greg Newbold

    Crime, Law and Justice in New Zealand examines the recent crime trends and the social, political, and legal changes in New Zealand from the end of the twentieth century to the present. Serving as the only New Zealand–specific criminal justice text, this book takes a direct look at what is unique…

    Paperback – 2016-05-27
    Routledge

  • Foucault, Crime and Power

    Problematisations of Crime in the Twentieth Century

    By Christian Borch

    This book presents a Foucauldian problematisation analysis of crime, with a particular focus on the twentieth century. It considers how crime has been conceived as problem and, by scrutinising the responses that have been adapted to deal with crime, demonstrates how a range of power modalities have…

    Paperback – 2016-05-11
    Routledge

  • The Origins of Modern Financial Crime

    Historical foundations and current problems in Britain

    By Sarah Wilson

    The recent global financial crisis has been characterised as a turning point in the way we respond to financial crime. Focusing on this change and ‘crime in the commercial sphere’, this text considers the legal and economic dimensions of financial crime and its significance in societal…

    Paperback – 2016-04-24
    Routledge
    Routledge SOLON Explorations in Crime and Criminal Justice Histories

  • Conservative Criminology

    A Call to Restore Balance to the Social Sciences

    By John Wright, Matt DeLisi

    Conservative Criminology serves as an important counterpoint to virtually every other academic text on crime. Hundreds of books have been written about crime and criminal justice policy from a variety of perspectives, including Marxist, liberal, progressive, feminist, radical, and post-modernist.…

    Paperback – 2015-12-02
    Routledge

  • Law and the Politics of Memory

    Confronting the Past

    By Stiina Loytomaki

    Law and the Politics of Memory: Confronting the Past examines law’s role as a tool of memory politics in the efforts of contemporary societies to work through the traumas of their past.  Using the examples of French colonialism and Vichy, as well as addressing the politics of memory…

    Paperback – 2015-09-10
    Routledge

  • Capital Punishment in Twentieth-Century Britain

    Audience, Justice, Memory

    By Lizzie Seal

    Capital punishment for murder was abolished in Britain in 1965. At this time, the way people in Britain perceived and understood the death penalty had changed – it was an issue that had become increasingly controversial, high-profile and fraught with emotion. In order to understand why this was, it…

    Paperback – 2015-09-04
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  • Public Indecency in England 1857-1960

    'A Serious and Growing Evil’

    By David J. Cox, Kim Stevenson, Candida Harris, Judith Rowbotham

    Throughout the nineteenth century and twentieth century, various attempts were made to define and control problematic behaviour in public by legal and legislative means through the use of a somewhat nebulous concept of ‘indecency’. Remarkably however, public indecency remains a much…

    Hardback – 2015-06-25
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    Routledge SOLON Explorations in Crime and Criminal Justice Histories

  • A Certain Share of Low Cunning

    A History of the Bow Street Runners, 1792-1839

    By David J. Cox

    This book provides an account and analysis of the history of the Bow Street Runners, precursors of today's police force. Through a detailed analysis of a wide range of both qualitative and quantitative research data, this book provides a fresh insight into their history, arguing that the use of Bow…

    Paperback – 2012-03-20
    Routledge

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