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- DescriptionDisease and crime are increasingly conflated in the contemporary world. News reports proclaim epidemics of crime, while politicians deunce terrorism as a lethal pathological threat. Recent years have even witnessed the development of a new subfield, epidemiological crimilogy, which merges public health with criminal justice to provide analytical tools for criminal justice practitioners and health care professionals. Little attention, however, has been paid to the historical contexts of these disease and crime equations, or to the historical continuities and discontinuities between contemporary invocations of crime as disease and the emergence of crimilogy, epidemiology, and public health in the second half of the nineteenth century. When, how and why did this pathologization of crime and criminalization of disease come about? This volume addresses these critical questions, exploring the discursive construction of crime and disease across a range of geographical and historical settings.
- Author BiographyRobert Peckham is Co-Director of the Centre for the Humanities and Medicine at the University of Hong Kong, where he teaches in the Department of History.
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication12/11/2013
- SubjectSocial Issues, Services & Welfare
- Series TitleRoutledge Studies in Cultural History
- Series Part/Volume Number23
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content Note9 black & white illustrations, 8 black & white halftones, 1 black & white line drawings
- Weight408 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine17 mm
- Edited byRobert Peckham
- Format DetailsUnsewn / adhesive bound
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