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Murder and Mayhem

Crime in Twentieth-Century Britain

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Hardcover - 9781137290441

01 June 2018

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01 June 2018

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29 June 2018

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​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...

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​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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Crime in modern Britain is a topical subject that holds fascination for general readers as well as students

Case study approach and coverage of the major forms of crime in modern Britain make this an ideal course text

Distils cutting edge research and perspectives in a digestible format for students

Written by scholars with international reputations in the field


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

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ANNE-MARIE KILDAY is Principal Lecturer in History at Oxford Brookes University, UK. She researches and publishes on the history of violent crime and the history of female criminality since the early modern period.

DAVID NASH is Professor of History at Oxford Brookes University, UK. He has published extensively in the areas of the history of blasphemy, blasphemous libel and religious crime for over fifteen years. He is also author of Cultures of Shame: Exploring Crime and Morality in Britain 1650-1900 with Anne-Marie Kilday, with whom he co-edited Histories of Crime: Britain 1600-2000.

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ANNE-MARIE KILDAY is Principal Lecturer in History at Oxford Brookes University, UK. She researches and publishes on the history of violent crime and the history of female criminality since the early modern period.

DAVID NASH is Professor of History at Oxford Brookes University, UK. He has published extensively in the areas of the history of blasphemy, blasphemous libel and religious crime for over fifteen years. He is also author of Cultures of Shame: Exploring Crime and Morality in Britain 1650-1900 with Anne-Marie Kilday, with whom he co-edited Histories of Crime: Britain 1600-2000.

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