Crime Through Time
The crime world is examined through the sorts of crimes and criminals, which have plagued society, considering how definitions of crime have changed. Each title looks at the intention of punishments and how successful they have been. All titles contain social history, putting the crime and punishment in context with laws and society of the period. Eye-witness records, personal accounts, diary extracts and reports from newspapers will present some of the human stories behind key issues. Feature boxes examine a particular torture method 'up-close', or highlight a type of gory punishment that still exists in some form, somewhere in the world today.
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