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Crime and Punishment in England : A Sourcebook - Andrew Barrett

Crime and Punishment in England

A Sourcebook

By: Andrew Barrett (Editor), Chris Harrison (Editor)

Paperback Published: 15th December 1998
ISBN: 9781857288728
Number Of Pages: 360

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Designed to complement "Crime and Punishment: An Introductory History" (UCL Press, 1996), this sourcebook contains documents specifically selected to illuminate major issues raised in the textbook. In the first part of the book, extracts of laws and royal, local and church records from Anglo-Saxon England to the 18th century reveal changing patterns of crime and punishment. The first sociology of English crime (Harman's Caveat, 1566) as well as Henry Fielding's reform proposals of the mid-eighteenth century are included and the growing use of imprisonment is reflected in the later sections. The second part covers the 19th century. Documents range from commentaries on the day-to-day crimes of theft, drunkenness and assault to the sensationalism of garroting and murder. Documents charting the impressive growth of the police force are included. Criminal justice is approached through the minutiae of police charge books and newspaper column's, the personal reminiscences of magistrates, the sweeping arguments of law reformers and the pleading voices of petitioners for mercy. In a chapter on punishment, the emotions unleashed by public hanging and transportation can be compared with the relentless monotony of prison life.

ISBN: 9781857288728
ISBN-10: 1857288726
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 15th December 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 15.49  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1