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- Author(s)Candida Harris,David J. Cox,Dr Kim Stevenson,Dr. Judith Rowbotham
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication25/06/2015
- GenreSocial Issues, Services & Welfare
- Series TitleRoutledge SOLON Explorations in Crime and Criminal Justice Histories
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Content Note12 black & white tables
- Weight199 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Table Of ContentsIntroduction: Defining Public Indecency 1. The Historical Background: Indecency And The Rise Of Moral Activism 2. The Intensification Of The Indecency Agenda 1857-1885 3. 'Demoralization' And Moral Activism: Fighting The 'Serious And Growing Evil' 1885-1908 4. A Real Or Imagined Enigma? 'Stemming The Tide Of Corruption': Indecency 1908-1960 5. Indecorous And Inexpedient: Visual And Aural Indecency In The Dramatic Arts 1857-1960 6. Indecency In Practice: The Policing And Judicial Response 7. Intoxicated Indecency: How The Drink Problem Was Resolved 8. Conclusion.
- Author BiographyDavid J. Cox is Reader in Criminal Justice History at the University of Wolverhampton, an Honorary Research Fellow of Keele University, and a fellow of the Royal Historical Society. His research interests include Victorian prisons, eighteenth-century policing (with particular emphasis on the Bow Street 'Runners') and the role of the magistracy in dispensing informal justice. He has published widely in the field of criminal justice history. Recent publications include Crime in England, 1688-1815 (Routledge, 2014), Policing the Factory: Theft, Private Policing and the Law in Modern England 1777-1968 [with B. Godfrey] (Bloomsbury Academic, 2013), and 'A Certain Share of Low Cunning': A History of the Bow Street Runners, 1792-1839 (Routledge, 2012). Kim Stevenson is a Professor in Socio-legal History at Plymouth University, co-founder and director of SOLON, and one of the general editors of the Routledge SOLON series. Her research interests focus on the historical and contemporary aspects of the criminal law with particular emphasis on sexual offences and sexuality. She has published numerous books in her field, with recent publications including Crime News in Modern Britain. Press Reporting & Responsibility, 1820-2010 [with J. Rowbotham and S. Pegg (Palgrave 2013), and an edited collection Gender, Sexualities and the Law (Routledge, 2011). Candida Harris is a Visiting Research Fellow at Plymouth University. Her research interests include constitutional law and human rights, historical perspectives on contemporary problems, and the Mental Deficiency Act 1913 and the control of deviant behaviour. Her publications include 'Inaccessible and Unknowable: Accretion and Uncertainty in Modern Criminal Law' [with K. Stevenson] in Liverpool Law Review 29 (2008) and 'Truth, law and hate in the virtual marketplace of ideas: perspectives on the regulation of Internet content' [with J. Rowbotham and K.Stevenson] in Information & Communications Technology Law Vol.18 No.2 (June 2009). Judith Rowbotham is a full-time independent scholar based in London, co-founder and director of SOLON, and one of the general editors of the Routledge SOLON series and Honorary Research Fellow at Plymouth University in the Plymouth Law School. Her research interests include the presentation or reportage of the legal process, including the criminal justice system, in various non-fiction and fiction formats, and issues of gender, violence and cultural comprehensions of the law in action, from the late-eighteenth century to the present. Recent publications include the afore-mentioned Crime News in Modern Britain. Press Reporting & Responsibility, 1820-2010 (Palgrave, 2013) and Shame, Blame, and Culpability: Crime and violence in the modern state [edited with Marianna Muravyeva, and David Nash] (Routledge, 2012).
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