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Criminal Lives: Family Life, Employment, and Offending

Barry S. Godfrey, David J. Cox, and Stephen Farrall


This book uses historical data to directly address modern criminological debates. There is currently a huge growth of interest in histories of crime, and intellectual conversations and connections between historians and criminologists are becoming much more frequent. However, published work which uses historical data to this extent is rare. This book’s aim is to draw a wide audience from the worlds of criminology, history, and social policy and engage in a genuinely interdisciplinary debate. This book addresses a number of important questions about offenders’ persistence in, or desistance from ... More

Keywords: historical data, employment, historians, criminologists, social policy, desistance, criminal registers, census, criminality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199217205
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217205.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Barry S. Godfrey, author
Director of the Institute of Law, Politics and Justice, Keele University

David J. Cox, author
Fellow of the University of Keele

Stephen Farrall, author
Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Law, Politics and Justice, Keele University