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  • 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 – 2015-11-03 

  • 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

  • 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
    Routledge SOLON Explorations in Crime and Criminal Justice Histories

  • 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
    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…

    Hardback – 2015-05-28
    Routledge SOLON Explorations in Crime and Criminal Justice Histories

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2014-11-18

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2014-05-29
    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

  • Forensic Medicine in Western Society

    A History

    By Katherine D. Watson

    The first book of its kind, Forensic Medicine in Western Society: A History draws on the most recent developments in the historiography, to provide an overview of the history of forensic medicine in the West from the medieval period to the present day. Taking an international, comparative…

    Paperback – 2010-10-27

  • A History of Drugs

    Drugs and Freedom in the Liberal Age

    By Toby Seddon

    Why are some psychoactive substances regarded as ‘dangerous drugs’, to be controlled by the criminal law within a global prohibition regime, whilst others – from alcohol and tobacco, through to those we call ‘medicines’ – are seen and regulated very differently? A History of Drugs traces a…

    Paperback – 2010-07-12

  • The Origin of Organized Crime in America

    The New York City Mafia, 1891–1931

    By David Critchley

    While the later history of the New York Mafia has received extensive attention, what has been conspicuously absent until now is an accurate and conversant review of the formative years of Mafia organizational growth. David Critchley examines the Mafia recruitment process, relations…

    Paperback – 2010-03-25
    Routledge Advances in American History

  • International Criminology

    A Critical Introduction

    By Rob Watts, Judith Bessant, Richard Hil

    International Criminology is an easy-access critical introduction to how conventional criminologists in the international arena think about and research crime. By using examples from the US, UK and Australia, the authors outline key ideas, vocabulary, assumptions and findings of the discipline…

    Paperback – 2008-02-14

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