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Published: 23 December 2010

268 Pages


ISBN: 9780199594665

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Serious Offenders

A Historical Study of Habitual Criminals

Barry Godfrey, David Cox, and Professor Stephen Farrall

Clarendon Studies in Criminology

  • Draws on a major study which examines the persistent offending careers of men and women operating in northwest England between the 1840s and 1940s
  • Explores the triggers that propelled minor offenders towards persistent serious criminality
  • Asks what lessons can be learnt for today's debates about the regulation and surveillance of serious habitual offenders

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