The history of crime and punishment is an important, yet under-resourced area of criminology and criminal justice.
This valuable book provides concise but robust definitions of key terms and concepts, going well beyond a simple explanation of the word or theme. Offering a succinct approach to the vocabulary and terminology of historical and contemporary approaches to crime and punishment, it includes entries from expert contributors in a user-friendly A-Z format with clear direction to related entries and further reading. Including explanations of terms ranging from 'garrotting' to The Bow Street Runners, baby farming to juvenile delinquency, this easily accessible text will be ideal for the reader to draw on across the variety of modules and studies relating to the topic.
"A lively and engaging reference book, offering comprehensive coverage. It will be an essential read for all those interested in the history of crime and punishment." Sarah Richardson, University of Warwick
"The list of the 60 names, in fact, reads like a Who’s Who of the best academics in criminal history and criminology and the quality of the scholarship contained herein adds strength to the value of the book. The book provides a valuable basic introductory source to the history of crime and punishment and has the potential to become an essential text for those working in the field at all levels, be that researchers, teachers and students." - Law, Crime and History
"The key topics presented here are written by some of the best academics in the field. They provide succinct and valuable introductions to key issues in criminal justice history and will be of great value to anyone working, or just interested in the area." Clive Emsley, Open University
Jo Turner is senior lecturer at the University of Chester. She lecturers in criminology but her research spans the disciplines of criminology and history. Having being awarded her doctorate from Keele University, Jo has continued to research and publish around the themes of female offending in the past, women’s treatment by the criminal justice system in the past, and outcomes for women in the past following their contact with that system – much of which Jo has written and published on.
Paul Taylor is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Deputy Head of the Department of Social and Political Science at the University of Chester, UK. Paul has published in the area of mental health, trauma and criminal justice. As well as writing in areas of criminology, criminal justice and health, Paul undertakes research with occupational groups such as police officers, military veterans and mental health care practitioners, to gain understandings of the complexity of work cultures. Paul is also the Associate Editor of the academic journal Illness, Crisis & Loss.
Sharon Morley is deputy head of the Department of Social and Political Science and a senior lecturer in criminology at the University of Chester, UK. Sharon’s research interests include young women’s experiences of violence, gender, space and self-regulation. Recently, her research and publications have spanned the areas of violence in society and the victimisation of health and social care professionals, as well as media representations of mentally disordered offenders. Sharon is a member of a number of sexual violence research networks.
Karen Corteen is a Senior Lecturer in Criminal Justice in the School of Law at Liverpool John Moores University, UK. Karen is interested in, has published in and teaches in, the areas of: victimology and visual victimology; critical criminology and zemiology; crimes and harms of the powerful and resistance to it; sports criminology, and the occupational-related harms of the 'sports entertainment' industry. She also publishes in the area of hate crime including female sex worker hate crime.