Crime Control and Everyday Life in the Victorian City

The Police and the Public
CD - unabridged
Audio (12 discs)
Product Number: DD41547
Released: Oct 30, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781630150938
Narrator/s: Lucy Rayner
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
Please log in to view pricing


The history of modern crime control is usually presented as a narrative of how the state wrested control over the governance of crime from the civilian public. Most accounts trace the decline of a participatory, discretionary culture of crime control in the early modern era, and its replacement by a centralized, bureaucratic system of responding to offending. The formation of the "new" professional police forces in the nineteenth century is central to this narrative: henceforth, it is claimed, the priorities of criminal justice were to be set by the state, as ordinary people lost what authority they had once exercised over dealing with offenders. This book challenges this established view, and presents a fundamental reinterpretation of changes to crime control in the age of the new police. It breaks new ground by providing a highly detailed, empirical analysis of everyday crime control in Victorian provincial cities-revealing the tremendous activity which ordinary people displayed in responding to crime-alongside a rich survey of police organization and policing in practice.


Please login to view pricing, or register now
Crime Control and Everyday Life in the Victorian City
Product Number: BX00089666
Product Number:DD41547
Product Number:Z100143590

You can find this title in the following lists:

All formats/editions

Author(s): David Churchill
Narrator(s): Lucy Rayner
Product Number Z100143590
Released: Oct 30, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781977306876

Sign up for our email newsletter