Crime and Punishment in Eighteenth-century England

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Psychology Press, 1989 - 392 Seiten
Why was the era of Augustan elegance also that of Hogarthian squalor? How far was the Industrial Revolution responsible for the rise of street gangs and highwaymen? Was it a coincidence that the autocratic monarchies of Europe suffered less from violent crime? Were such heroes as Dick Turpin motivated by Robin Hood impulses? Why were public executions regarded as entertainment and not deterrents? The author attempts to answer all these questions in this study of a society he characterizes as riddled with insecurities and governed by envies and fears. The book is aimed at students - graduate and undergraduate - of 18th European and British history, and those interested in crime, the law, criminality, and punishment.
 

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Inhalt

London
1
Law Enforcement
17
Homicide
36
Highwaymen
56
Property Crime
83
Women 1 AS VICTIMS OF CRIME
96
Women 2 AS CRIMINALS
116
Crimes of the Powerful
133
Rioting
218
Theories on Crime and Punishment
242
Execution
257
Secondary Punishment
277
Crime and Social Change
299
The Impact of War
320
Afterword
341
Notes
347

High Treason
156
Smuggling
172
Poaching
202

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