Crime history and histories of crime : studies in the historiography of crime and criminal justice in modern history / edited by Clive Emsley and Louis A. Knafla.

Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1996.
vi, 313 pages ; 25 cm


Summary note
Thirteen legal history scholars study crime in Western Europe, the Americas, Australia and New Zealand from approximately 1400 through the 1800s. The essays discuss topics such as: the historiography of crime; gender and class; punishment systems; the Italian mafioso; the urban police in the US; and Mexican bandits. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • pt. I. Introduction
  • From medieval cities to national states, 1350-1850: the historiography of crime and criminal justice in Europe / Xavier Rousseaux
  • Structure, conjuncture, and event in the historiography of modern criminal justice history / Louis A. Knafla.
  • pt. II. Western Europe
  • Gender, class, and the courts: Scandinavia / Eva Österberg
  • Albion's felonious attractions: reflections upon the history of crime in England / Clive Emsley
  • Crime, the judicial system, and punishment in modern France / René Lévy
  • Crime, police, and the "good order": Germany / Alf Lüdtke, Herbert Reinke
  • Brigands, mafiosi, and others: Italy / Steven C. Hughes.
  • pt. III. The Americas and Australia-New Zealand
  • Crime and punishment in the Dominion of the North: Canada from New France to the present / Jim Phillips
  • The urban police in the United States / Eric H. Monkkonen
  • Bandits, real and imagined: an introduction to the theme in Mexican history / Paul Vanderwood
  • Slaves, free poor, and policemen: Brazil / Marcos Luiz Bretas
  • The convict taint: Australia and New Zealand / Stephen Garton.
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  • 9780313287220 ((alk. paper))
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