Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Crime in England 1688-1815 by David J. Cox

Crime in England 1688-1815 covers the `long' eighteenth century, a period which saw huge and far-reaching changes in criminal justice history. These changes included the introduction of transportation overseas as an alternative to the death penalty, the growth of the magistracy, the birth of professional policing, increasingly harsh sentencing of those who offended against property-owners and the rapid expansion of the popular press, which fuelled debate and interest in all matters criminal. Utilising both primary and secondary source material, this book discusses a number of topics such as punishment, detection of offenders, gender and the criminal justice system and crime in contemporaneous popular culture and literature.

This book is designed for both the criminal justice history/criminology undergraduate and the general reader, with a lively and immediately approachable style. The use of carefully selected case studies is designed to show how the study of criminal justice history can be used to illuminate modern-day criminological debate and discourse. It includes a brief review of past and current literature on the topic of crime in eighteenth-century England and Wales, and also emphasises why knowledge of the history of crime and criminal justice is important to present-day criminologists. Together with its companion volumes, it will provide an invaluable aid to both students of criminal justice history and criminology.

Buy Crime in England 1688-1815 by David J. Cox from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780415501835
ISBN-10: 0415501830
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 159mm x mm)
Pages: 204
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Sep-2013
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Crime in England 1688-1815 by David J. Cox

Book Reviews - Crime in England 1688-1815 by David J. Cox

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Crime in England 1688-1815 book by David J. Cox and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Author Biography - David J. Cox

David J. Cox is currently a Senior Lecturer at Wolverhampton University, specialising in Criminal Justice History and Policing History. Previously, David has worked at Keele and Plymouth Universities as a Research Associate/Fellow as well as being the former Editor of The Blackcountryman, the quarterly journal of the Black Country Society. He gained a PhD in Modern History from Lancaster University in 2006.

Books By David J. Cox

Policing the Factory by David J. Cox
Hardback, February 2013
$206.80 $220.00
Public Indecency in England 1857-1960 by David J. Cox
Hardback, June 2015
$236.88 $252.00
Close Protection by David J. Cox
Hardback, October 2000
Certain Share of Low Cunning by David J. Cox
Hardback, February 2010
$236.88 $252.00