History and Crime
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History and Crime by Barry S. Godfrey
Book DescriptionThis lively and accessible text provides an introduction to the history of crime and crime control. It explains the historical background that is essential for an understanding of contemporary criminal justice, and examines the historical context for contemporary criminological debates. Topics covered include: " Crime statistics " Constructions of criminality " Policing " Prisons " Surveillance " Governance " White-collar crime " Immigration and crime For each topic, the book provides an overview of current research, comment on current arguments and links to wider debates.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781412920803
(242mm x 170mm x 12mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 19-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Barry S. Godfrey
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This book examines the histories of crime, and uses historical data to analyse modern criminological debates. Drawing on criminology, history, and social policy this book addresses a number of important issues about offenders' persistence in crime, and questions the current theoretical framework used to explain offending patterns.
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