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History and Crime

by Barry S Godfrey, Paul Lawrence and Chris A Williams SAGE Publications Ltd
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This 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.

History, Criminology and 'Historical Criminology' The History of Criminal Statistics Police Governance - Enforcement, Discretion, Professionalism and Accountability Changing Perceptions of Criminality Immigration, Ethnicity, Race and Crime Surveillance: From the Workplace to the Streets? Incarceration and Decarceration Conclusion

"The history spans the ages and covers the statistics and everything from white-collar crime to prisons and explains the changes each has made as time has marched on."