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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

  • The Myth of the Queer Criminal

    By Jeffery Dennis

    The Myth of the Queer Criminal documents over a century of writings by sociologists, psychologists, criminologists, and forensic scientists, in Europe and the United States, who asserted that LGBT persons were innately and uniquely criminal. Applying the tools of narratology and queer theory,…

    Hardback – 2017-10-31 
    Routledge

  • Crime and Society in England

    1750–1900, 5th Edition

    By Clive Emsley

    Ranging from the middle of the eighteenth through to the end of the nineteenth century, Crime and Society in England 1750-1900 explores the developments in policing, the courts, and the penal system as England became increasingly industrialised and urbanised. Through a consideration of the…

    Paperback – 2017-10-24 
    Routledge
    Themes In British Social History

  • Human Trafficking in Colonial Vietnam

    By Micheline Lessard

    Examining the widespread phenomenon of human trafficking in Vietnam during the period of French colonial rule, this book focuses on the practice of kidnapping or stealing Vietnamese women and children for sale in Chinese markets from the 1870s through to the 1940s. The book brings to light the…

    Paperback – 2017-10-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • Delinquency and Drift Revisited, Volume 21

    The Criminology of David Matza and Beyond

    Edited by Thomas G. Blomberg, Frank T. Cullen, Christoffer Carlsson, Cheryl Lero Jonson

    Fifty years ago, David Matza wrote Delinquency and Drift, challenging the ways people thought about the development of criminals. Today, Delinquency and Drift Revisited reminds criminologists that they ignore Matza’s writings at their own intellectual peril. Matza’s work shows his insights on a…

    Hardback – 2017-08-15
    Routledge
    Advances in Criminological Theory

  • Historical Justice

    Edited by Klaus Neumann

    The yearning for historical justice – that is, for the redress of past wrongs – has become one of the defining features of our age. Governments, international bodies and civil society organisations address historical injustices through truth commissions, tribunals, official apologies and other…

    Paperback – 2017-07-27
    Routledge

  • American Smuggling as White Collar Crime

    By Lawrence Karson

    When Edwin Sutherland introduced the concept of white-collar crime, he referred to the respectable businessmen of his day who had, in the course of their occupations, violated the law whenever it was advantageous to do so. Yet since the founding of the American Republic, numerous otherwise…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Domestic Disturbances, Patriarchal Values

    Violence, Family and Sexuality in Early Modern Europe, 1600-1900

    Edited by Marianna Muravyeva

    This book offers an in-depth analysis of several national case studies on family violence between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries, using court records as their main source. It raises important questions for research on early modern Europe: the notion of absolute power; sovereignty and its…

    Paperback – 2017-06-07
    Routledge

  • Annals of Crime

    Some Extraordinary Women

    By W. H. Williamson

    This title, first published in 1930, examines the events of eleven female criminals and the conditions that surrounded their crimes. Annals of Crime explores whether the women mentioned would have committed these crimes if their circumstances had been different. This book will be of interest to…

    Paperback – 2017-05-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Women and Crime

  • The Lawbreaker

    A Critical Study of the Modern Treatment of Crime

    By E. Roy Calvert, Theodora Calvert

    The early 21st century saw better prison conditions and a lower imprisonment rate however public worry over supposed increasing violent crime as perpetuated by the media in the 1930’s led to a return to harsher sentences and fuller prisons. Originally published in 1933, The Lawbreaker analyses…

    Paperback – 2017-04-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • 'Rogues and Vagabonds'

    Vagrant Underworld in Britain 1815-1985

    By Lionel Rose

    In this lively social history, first published in 1988, Lionel Rose explores in detail the plight of the street poor between 1815 and 1985. He describes the Victorian ‘Rogues and Vagabonds’ who made elicit peddling, begging frauds and other petty crime their profession. He considers the relevant…

    Paperback – 2017-03-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Rural Disorder and Police Reform in Ireland, 1812-36

    By Galen Broeker

    In this book which was first published in 1970, author Galen Broeker traces the events of a crucial period in the struggle of the British government to bring law and order to rural Ireland. He demonstrates that throughout the forty years following the union a major challenge to government in…

    Paperback – 2017-02-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The History of Crime and Punishment

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