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Murder and mayhem : crime in twentieth-century Britain

By: Kilday, Anne-Marie Nash, David

1137290439 / 9781137290434
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This introductory book offers a coherent history of twentieth century crime and the law in Britain, with chapters on topics ranging from homicide to racial hate crime, from incest to anarchism, from gangs to the death penalty.

Pulling together a wide range of literature, David Nash and Anne-Marie Kilday reveal the evolution of attitudes towards criminality and the law over the course of the twentieth century.

Highlighting important periods of change and development that have shaped the overall history of crime in Britain, the authors provide in-depth analysis and explanation of each theme. This is an ideal companion for undergraduate students taking courses on Crime in Britain, as well as a fascinating resource for scholars.


1DBK United Kingdom, Great Britain, 3JJ 20th century, HBJD1 British & Irish history, HBTB Social & cultural history, JKV Crime & criminology, LAB Jurisprudence & philosophy of law

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