Cultural Histories of Crime in Denmark, 1500 to 2000

1st Edition

Tyge Krogh, Louise Nyholm Kallestrup, Claus Bundgård Christensen

Published October 31, 2017
Reference - 280 Pages - 14 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138048515 - CAT# Y330262
Series: Routledge Studies in Cultural History


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Taking the kingdom of Denmark as its frame of reference, this volume presents a range of close analyses that shed light on the construction and deconstruction of crime and criminals, on criminal cultures and on crime control from 1500 to 2000.

Historically, there have been major changes in the legal definition of those acts that are legally defined as being criminal offences – and of those that are not. This volume explores the criteria and perceptions underlying definitions of crime in a powerful and absolutist Lutheran state and subsequently in a Denmark characterised by social welfare and sexual liberation. It places special focus on moral issues rooted in considerations of religion and sexuality.

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