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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2015-12-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Women and Crime

  • 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

  • The Myth of Moral Panics

    Sex, Snuff, and Satan

    By Bill Thompson, Andy Williams

    This study provides a comprehensive critique - forensic, historical, and theoretical - of the moral panic paradigm, using empirically grounded ethnographic research to argue that the panic paradigm suffers from fundamental flaws that make it a myth rather than a viable academic perspective.…

    Paperback – 2015-10-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Criminology

  • Crime, Justice and Public Order in Old Regime France

    The Sénéchaussées of Libourne and Bazas, 1696-1789

    By Julius R. Ruff

    This title, first published in 1984, is a case study of crime and criminal justice in rural, southwestern France in the last century of the Old Regime. Based on extensive research in criminal court records, often the only documentary evidence of the poor and illiterate, the study is a valuable…

    Hardback – 2015-09-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The History of Crime and Punishment

  • Crime in England

    1550-1800

    Edited by J S Cockburn

    This volume, first published in 1977, brings together eleven studies of crime and the administration of the criminal law in England during the early modern period. They represent a variety of approaches – legal, historical and sociological – to the study of historical crime. The initial essay in…

    Hardback – 2015-09-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The History of Crime and Punishment

  • The Reform of Prisoners

    1830-1900

    By Willam James Forsythe

    This study, first published in 1987, focuses on Victorian approaches to the moral reformation of prisoners, and aims to emphasise the ways in which the human value and social inclusion of prisoners were pursued. The author begins by discussing the evangelical view of social problems and human value…

    Hardback – 2015-09-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The History of Crime and Punishment

  • Crime, Protest, Community, and Police in Nineteenth-Century Britain

    By David Jones

    This study, first published in 1982, is concerned with the nature of crime in nineteenth-century Britain, and explores the response of the community and the police authorities. Each chapter is linked by common themes and questions, and the topics described in detail range from popular forms of…

    Hardback – 2015-09-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The History of Crime and Punishment

  • A History of English Prison Administration

    By Sean Mcconville

    This title, first published in 1981, draws from an extensive range of national and local material, and examines how innovations in policy and administration, while solving problems or setting new objectives, frequently created or disclosed fresh difficulties, and brought different types of people…

    Hardback – 2015-09-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The History of Crime and Punishment

  • Policing the Victorian Community

    The Formation of English Provincial Police Forces, 1856-80

    Edited by CAROLYN STEEDMAN

    The year 1856 saw the first compulsory Police Act in England (and Wales). Over the next thirty years a class society came to be policed by a largely working-class police. This book, first published in 1984, traces the process by which men made themselves into policemen, translating ideas about work…

    Hardback – 2015-09-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The History of Crime and Punishment

  • The Mafia and Clientelism

    Roads to Rome in Post-War Calabria

    By James Walston

    This book, first published in 1988, is a study of clientelism in the south of Italy, its relationship with the mafia and its importance in the context of national politics. The book explains the existence of clientelism in modern societies and its relation to the distribution of public resources.…

    Hardback – 2015-09-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The History of Crime and Punishment

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