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Criminal Lives : Family Life, Employment, and Offending (Hardcover)

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There is currently a huge growth of interest in histories of crime, and intellectual conversations and connections between historians and criminologists are becoming much more frequent. However, published work which uses historical data to this extent is rare. Criminal Lives uses historical data to directly address modern criminological debates and engages a wide audience in a genuinely interdisciplinary analysis.

This book addresses a number of important questions about offenders' persistence in, or distance from, crime and questions the current theoretical frameworks that are given to explain why some people stop, or slow down, their offending, and why offenders' children become involved in crime. By using criminal registers, census material, and newspaper reports from 1880 -1940 for one industrial town in North-West England, this book asks how and why did some people stop offending, what part did employment, relationship formation, and family responsibility play in that process; was criminality passed on from parent to child, and if so, how; and to what extent were persistent offenders also persistent victims?


Publisher Oxford Univ Pr on Demand
Mfg Part# 9780199217205
SKU 204295229
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0199217203
Release Date 6/11/2013
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0200
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
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