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Murder and Mayhem: Crime in Twentieth-Century Britain

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ISBN13: 9781137290434
To be Published: June 2018
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £19.99

This book offers an introductory and 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, the book reveals the evolution of attitudes towards criminality and the law over the course of the century.

This is an ideal text for modules on Crime in Britain, as well an a fascinating resource for scholars.

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Introduction: Britain in the Twentieth Century, David Nash and Anne-Marie Kilday.
Britain's Most 'Wanted': Homicide and Serial Murder since 1900, Anne-Marie Kilday.
Serious Property Offending in the Twentieth Century, Lucy Williams and Barry Godfrey.
Racial Hate Crime in Britain, David Nash.
Offences Against Children: Incest and Child Sexual Abuse, Kim Stevenson.
Anarchism, Assassination and Terrorism in Modern Britain, Johannes Dillinger.
`Hope I Die Before I Get Too Old': Social Rebellion and Social Diseases, Clifford Williamson.
Organised Crime, Criminality and the `Gangster', Heather Shore.
Punishment: The Death Penalty and Incarceration, Helen Johnston.
Law Enforcement: Policies and Perspectives, Neil Davie