The Oxford Handbook of the History of Crime and Criminal Justice

Paul Knepper (Editor), Anja Johansen (Editor)

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    Abstract

    The historical study of crime has expanded in criminology during the past few decades, forming an active niche area in social history. Indeed, the history of crime is more relevant than ever as scholars seek to address contemporary issues in criminology and criminal justice. Thus, The Oxford Handbook of the History of Crime and Criminal Justice provides a systematic and comprehensive examination of recent developments across both fields. Chapters examine existing research, explain on-going debates and controversies, and point to new areas of interest, covering topics such as criminal law and courts, police and policing, and the rise of criminology as a field. This Handbook also analyzes some of the most pressing criminological issues of our time, including drug trafficking, terrorism, and the intersections of gender, race, and class in the context of crime and punishment. The definitive volume on the history of crime, The Oxford Handbook of the History of Crime and Criminal Justice is an invaluable resource for students and scholars of criminology, criminal justice, and legal history.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherOxford University Press
    Number of pages720
    ISBN (Print)9780199352333
    Publication statusPublished - 13 May 2016

    Publication series

    NameOxford Handbooks on Crime and Criminal Justice (Michael Tonry, series editor)
    PublisherOxford University Press

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    Knepper, P., & Johansen, A. (Eds.) (2016). The Oxford Handbook of the History of Crime and Criminal Justice. (Oxford Handbooks on Crime and Criminal Justice (Michael Tonry, series editor)). Oxford University Press.