Crime and Power

Philip Rawlings

Editura: Longman
This book traces the emergence of law, order and the criminal justice system as an issue in British politics and society from the late eighteenth century to the present day. It provides an essential historical context to the study of contemporary crime and the criminal justice system, and thus provides an ideal accompaniment to other books in the Longman Criminology Series. At the same time it provides a highly readable account of the law and order issue for those approaching this from a historical as well as a criminological perspective.The book begins with the emergence of 'law and order' as a national issue in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, analyses the increasing involvement of central government in the maintenance of law and order (for example, the formation of the Metropolitan Police in 1829). and concludes with an examination of the way in which crime and law and order, in the post 1945 period, became significant party political issues. Dr Rawlings concludes his fascinating account by pointing to the common themes that are evident over the period he looks at, for example the way in which crime and criminality have been made the focus of far wider social concerns and anxieties.The book as a whole will provide its readers with a new way of looking at both historical and contemporary issues relating to crime, criminal justice and law and order.
  • Limba : Engleza
  • Cuprins :  Introduction
    1. The Very Hands and Feet of Every Kingdom
    2. Peace and Police: the 1748 Crime Panic
    3. Legal Massacres: Capital Punishment in the Late Eighteenth-century
    4. Transportation and the New Prisons, 1750-90
    5. Establishing a New Police, 1792-1856
    6. Prisons, 1790-1877
    7. The Triumph of the Home Office, 1877-1900
    8. Building the New Jerusalem, 1890-1950
    9. An End to Optimism, 1950-97
    10. The Thin Blue Line
     Conclusion  Bibliography
  • Data Publicarii : 1999
  • Editie : 1
  • Format : Paperback
  • Numar pagini : 224
  • ISBN : 9780582304017
243.99 Lei
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