The Civilization of Crime
Violence in Town and Country Since the Middle Ages
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Civilization of Crime by Eric A. Johnson
Book DescriptionScholars from North America and Europe show that, however violent some large cities may be now, both rural and urban communities in Sweden, Holland, England, and other countries were far more violent during the late Middle Ages. The book also challenges a number of other historical-sociological theories, among them that contemporary organized crime is new, and addresses continuing debate about the meaning and usefulness of crime statistics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780252065460
(5830mm x 3895mm x 22mm)
Imprint: University of Illinois Press
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publish Date: 1-Aug-1996
Country of Publication: United States
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