This lively and accessible text provides an introduction to the history of crime and crime control. It explains the historical background that is essential for an understanding of contemporary criminal justice and examines the historical context for contemporary criminological debates. For each topic, the book provides an overview of current research, comment on current arguments, and links to wider debates.
- Chapter 1: Introduction
- Chapter 2: History, Criminology and ‘Historical Criminology’
- Chapter 3: The History of Criminal Statistics
- Chapter 4: Police Governance – Enforcement, Discretion, Professionalism and Accountability
- Chapter 5: Changing Perceptions of Criminality
- Chapter 6: Immigration, Ethnicity, Race and Crime
- Chapter 7: Surveillance: From the Workplace to the Streets?
- Chapter 8: Incarceration and Decarceration