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List of Illustrations List of tables and figures Preface and acknowledgements to the fourth edition Abbreviations used in notes 1. Introduction: crime and the law 2. The statistical map 3. Class perceptions 4. Gender perceptions 5. Environmental perceptions 6. Fiddles, perks and pilferage 7. The criminal class and professional criminals 8. Prosecutors and the courts 9. Detection and prevention: the old police and the new 10. Punishment and reformation 11. Concluding remarks Further reading: further research Index
A new edition of the most comprehensive, authoritative and accessible history of crime in eighteenth and nineteenth century England.
Clive Emsley is Emeritus Professor of History at the Open University. His books include Hard Men: Violence in England since 1750 (2005); Crime Police and Penal Policy: European Experiences 1750-1940 (2007); The Great British Bobby (2009); and Crime and Society in Twentieth Century England (forthcoming).