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Crime, Police, and Penal Policy: European Experiences 1750-1940

Clive Emsley


This book provides a synthesis of recent research on the history of crime and criminal justice in Europe from the mid-18th to the mid-20th centuries. It tackles the subject chronologically, paying due attention to the evolving economic, social, and political aspects of the continent over the two centuries. It addresses specifically the different forms of criminal offending and the changing interpretations and understandings of that offending at both elite and popular levels. It explores how both old regimes and the new nation states, that emerged in the early 19th century, responded to crimina ... More

Keywords: criminal justice, criminal offending, criminal activity, policing, punishment, reform

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199202850
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202850.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Clive Emsley, author
Professor of History and Co-Director of the International Centre for Comparative Criminological Research at the Open University
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