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Crime, Police, and Penal Policy


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Table of Contents

1: Introduction The Old Regime and the Enlightenment 2: Laws and Punishments 3: The Understanding and Nature of Crime 4: Coping with Crime The Revolutionary Era 5: The New French System 6: Crime and Police in Revolution and War The Discovery of the Criminal Classes 7: Measuring a Problem 8: Danger in the City: Danger in the Countryside 9: Protection, Punishment and Reformation The Appliance of Science 10: 'Scientific Criminology 11: New Professionals: Old Problems The Faces of Penal Welfare 12: Penal Policies and the Impact of War 13: Controlling and Punishing after the Great War 14: National Paths: Common Patterns

About the Author

Educated at the University of York and at Peterhouse, Cambridge, Clive Emsley has taught and held visiting fellowships in Australia, Canada, France, and New Zealand. He has published widely on the history of crime and policing, including Crime and Society in England 1750-1900 (now in its fourth edition), Crime and Society in Twentieth-Century England and The Great British Bobby: A History of British Policing from the 18th Century to the Present. He was president of the International Association for the History of Crime and Criminal Justice for ten years.


`Review from previous edition The book is conceptually sophisticated...It is also consistently interesting. In sum, the book is a welcome addition to the literature' Thomas Gallanis, Continuity and Change `Excellent and deserve[s] a wide readership...testament to Emsley's attention to detail, breadth of knowledge, and ability to make history accessible and interesting.' Drew Gray, Family and Community History `as always, Professor Emsley's work is rich with information and invites reflection ... His book will long remain an invaluable tool for both historians and sociologists.' Philippe Robert, Crime, Histoire, et Societes

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