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Vol 22 No 5 May/June 2017

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Arlidge, Eady & Smith on Contempt

Edited by: Patricia Londono, David Eady, A.T.H. Smith, Rt. Hon Lord Eassie
Price: £319.00

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Crime and Power

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Philip RawlingsDepartment of Law, Brunel University

ISBN13: 9780582304017
ISBN: 0582304016
Published: December 2000
Publisher: Pearson Education Ltd
Format: Paperback
Price: £57.99



Tracing the emergence of law, order and the criminal justice system as an issue in British politics and society from the late 18th century to the late 1990s, this text provides an historical context to the study of contemporary crime and the criminal justice system.;It analyzes the increasing involvement of central government in the maintenance of law and order and looks at common themes evident from the late-18th century to the late-1990s.

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Contents:
Introduction *The very Hands and Feet of Every Kingdom *Peace and Police: the 1748 Crime Panic *Legal Massacres: Capital Punishment in the Late Eighteenth-century *Transportation and the New Prisons, 1750-90 *Establishing a New Police, 1792-1856 *Prisons, 1790-1877 *The Triumph of the Home Office, 1877-1900 *Building the New Jerusalem, 1890-1950 *An End to Optimism, 1950-97 *The Thin Blue Line Conclusion Bibliography