Crime and Culture: An Historical Perspective

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Amy Gilman Srebnick, RenÚ LÚvy
Ashgate, 2005 - Law - 225 pages
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Scholarly interest in the history of crime has grown dramatically in recent years and, because scholars associated with this work have relied on a broad social definition of crime which includes acts that are against the law as well as acts of social banditry and political rebellion, crime history has become a major aspect not only of social history, but also of cultural as well as legal studies. This collection explores how the history of crime provides a way to study time, place and culture. Adopting an international and interdisciplinary perspective to investigate the historical discourses of crime in Europe and the United States from the sixteenth to the late twentieth century, these original works provide new approaches to understanding the meaning of crime in modern western culture and underscore the new importance given to crime and criminal events in historical studies.

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Amy Gilman Srebnick is Professor of History at Montclair State University. She was co-editor of The Mythmaking Frame of Mind: Social Imagination and American Culture.

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