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Rural Disorder and Police Reform in Ireland, 1812-36

Rural Disorder and Police Reform in Ireland, 1812-36

1st Edition

Galen Broeker
February 21, 2017

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...

Policing and Punishment in Nineteenth Century Britain

Policing and Punishment in Nineteenth Century Britain

1st Edition

Victor Bailey
February 21, 2017

In the years between 1750 and 1868, English criminal justice underwent significant changes. The two most crucial developments were the gradual establishment of an organised, regular police, and the emergence of new secondary punishments, following the restriction in the scope of the death penalty....

Crime in England: 1550-1800

Crime in England: 1550-1800

1st Edition

J S Cockburn
February 21, 2017

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...

The Reform of Prisoners: 1830-1900

The Reform of Prisoners: 1830-1900

1st Edition

Willam James Forsythe
February 21, 2017

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...

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

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

1st Edition

David Jones
February 21, 2017

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...

A History of English Prison Administration

A History of English Prison Administration

1st Edition

Sean Mcconville
February 21, 2017

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...

Crime, Justice and Public Order in Old Regime France: The Sénéchaussées of Libourne and Bazas, 1696-1789

Crime, Justice and Public Order in Old Regime France: The Sénéchaussées of Libourne and Bazas, 1696-1789

1st Edition

Julius R. Ruff
February 21, 2017

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...

Policing the Victorian Community: The Formation of English Provincial Police Forces, 1856-80

Policing the Victorian Community: The Formation of English Provincial Police Forces, 1856-80

1st Edition

Carolyn Steedman
February 21, 2017

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...

The Mafia and Clientelism: Roads to Rome in Post-War Calabria

The Mafia and Clientelism: Roads to Rome in Post-War Calabria

1st Edition

James Walston
February 21, 2017

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....

Massacre of the Innocents: Infanticide in Great Britain 1800-1939

Massacre of the Innocents: Infanticide in Great Britain 1800-1939

1st Edition

Lionel Rose
February 21, 2017

Before contraception was generally available, and when abortion was fraught with danger, infanticide was a common solution to the problem of unwanted children. Massacre of the Innocents, first published in 1986, shows the causes and consequences of the high tide of infanticide in Victorian Britain....

Routledge Library Editions: The History of Crime and Punishment

Routledge Library Editions: The History of Crime and Punishment

1st Edition

Various
September 08, 2015

This set reissues ten books that explore the history of crime and punishment. The titles, which were originally published between 1970 and 1988, examine many different aspects of historical criminology over a span of over 400 years, with particular focus on the nineteenth-century. This set will be...

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