History and Crime
- Barry S Godfrey - University of Liverpool, UK
- Paul Lawrence - The Open University
- Chris A Williams - The Open University
Key Approaches to Criminology
Topics covered include:
- Crime statistics
- Constructions of criminality
- White-collar crime
- Immigration and crime
The book is written in an accessible style which encourages students to think critically about the disciplines of both history and criminology. It includes an introduction to historical sources and methodology and provides a series of historical 'case-studies' analyzing the background to contemporary debates. Undergraduates will appreciate descriptions of key terms, a glossary, structured study questions, and chapter overviews.
History and Crime is indispensable for students and academics in criminology, criminal justice, sociology, and history. It is part of the Key Approaches to Criminology series.
"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."
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To understand the complexities of the global world it is necessary to occupy oneself with the black economy and therefore with crime itself. Thanks for the great service!
This is just the sort of book I was looking for and will make a very useful reader for students.
A useful text spanning a range of issues with a particular emphasis on crime control. The format is accessible and an excellent companion for undergraduate students of criminology and criminal justice. Readers are able to engage in the subject material for reference and are encouraged to reflect on their interpretation through guided study questions. This text makes a good contribution to other core texts in this area such as those by Clive Emsley.
This books although very specific does enable the student to develop tehir learning on particular areas of the history of crime.
The course is an academic study of investigation. During the studues we look closely at the structure and foundations of investigation. This text provides an excellent foundation for understandings in these areas, particularly in relation to the evolving perceptions of what constitutes criminality.
useful as a starting point for second year students
A very good text that places crime in a historical context. very useful for those students that aim for a greater level of understanding of crime in contemporary society
A useful book for level 5 students. However, for a book entitled 'History and Crime', it doesn't really do what it says on the tin. It's more about crime control, and the discussion of historical patterns of crime gets bogged down in the usual and rather tedious discussion of the unreliability of statistics. A useful discussion of the immigration issue, though, and still useful for students on this module and others. Competes well with the usual suspects - Rawlings, Taylor, Emsley and the rest - but covers the same old ground and doesn't really add much apart from the discussion of immigration.