Law, crime and deviance since 1700 : micro-studies in the history of crime /

Law, Crime and Deviance since 1700" explores the potential for the 'micro-study' approach to the history of crime and legal history. A selection of in-depth narrative micro-studies are featured to illustrate specific issues associated with the theme of crime and the law in historical...

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Imprint:London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2017.
Description:xii, 324 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:English
Subject:Crime -- History -- Case studies.
Criminology -- Case studies.
Crime.
Criminology.
Kriminalita╠łt
Recht
Strafrecht
Strafrechtspflege
Case studies.
History.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11328689
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Other authors / contributors:Kilday, Anne-Marie, editor.
Nash, David (David S.), editor.
ISBN:9781472585288 (pbk.)
1472585283 (pbk.)
9781472585271 (hardback)
1472585275 (hardback)
9781472565301
9781472585295
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:Law, Crime and Deviance since 1700" explores the potential for the 'micro-study' approach to the history of crime and legal history. A selection of in-depth narrative micro-studies are featured to illustrate specific issues associated with the theme of crime and the law in historical context. The methodology used unpacks the wider historiographical and contextual issues related to each thematic area and facilitates discussion of the wider implications for the history of crime and social relations. The case studies in the volume cover a range of incidents relating to crime, law and deviant behaviour since 1700, from policing vice in Victorian London to chain gang narratives from the southern United States. The book concludes by demonstrating how these narratives can be brought together to produce a more nuanced history of the area and suggests avenues for future research and study.
Other form:Online version: Law, crime and deviance since 1700 London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2016 9781472585295