Crime and Punishment in Eighteenth Century England

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Routledge, 17. jun. 2013 - 432 sider
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McLynn provides the first comprehensive view of crime and its consequences in the eighteenth century: why was England notorious for violence? Why did the death penalty prove no deterrent? Was it a crude means of redistributing wealth?
 

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Innhold

1 London
1
2 Law Enforcement
17
3 Homicide
36
4 Highwaymen
56
5 Property Crime
83
6 Women 1
96
7 Women 2
116
8 Crimes of the Powerful
133
12 Rioting
218
13 Theories on Crime and Punishment
242
14 Execution
257
15 Secondary Punishment
277
16 Crime and Social Change
299
17 The Impact of War
320
Afterword
341
Notes
347

9 High Treason
156
10 Smuggling
172
11 Poaching
202

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Om forfatteren (2013)

Frank McLynn is a distinguished biographer who has taken on such varied and challenging subject matters as "Robert Louis Stevenson" (Random House, 1994), and the European exploration of Africa in "Hearts of Darkness" (Carroll & Graf, 1993). He lives in England.

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