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By Judith Rowbotham,Kim Stevenson

either the Victorian age and the past due 20th century are frequently characterized by way of contemporaries as instances of obvious financial affluence and balance. they can be depicted as classes that shared a conviction that the steadiness of society, together with its affluence, was once threatened by way of the actions of social deviants. those essays objective to ascertain crime of a socially seen nature, within the context of social panic and ethical outrage in either the Victorian interval and the past due 20th century. via a sequence of interconnected case reviews, exploring the social and felony responses to such offences and their public presentation via well known reporting and the court docket method, a chain of obvious continuities in addition to discontinuities are highlighted within the making of laws. The leading edge strategy taken by way of the editors and participants to thoughts of crime and undesirable behaviour, make this crucial interpreting for lecturers and practitioners. The interdisciplinary concentration of the publication permits it to find the felony techniques and procedure firmly in the socio-cultural context, rather than reading it as a discrete quarter of person learn, making this article important to paintings in legislation, criminology and social coverage, and history.

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