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Published: 24 January 2013

240 Pages


ISBN: 9780199653713

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Soldier, Sailor, Beggarman, Thief

Crime and the British Armed Services since 1914

Clive Emsley

  • The first serious investigation of criminal offending by members of the British armed forces both during and immediately after the two world wars of the twentieth century
  • Clive Emsley is an historian with an international reputation in the history of crime, policing, and penal policy
  • Provides a significant addition to our knowledge and understanding of both crime and the armed forces
  • Brings military history together with the history of crime and criminal justice - one of the most popular growth areas in social history - as well as criminology
  • Ranges across the twentieth century, approaching both military and criminal justice history from a new angle and providing a reasoned argument about the shifts in the public perceptions of service personnel and service systems of justice
  • Based on a wide range of primary source material drawn from public archives, personal recollections, and newspapers

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