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- DescriptionIt has long been suggested that poverty was responsible for a criminal underclass emerging in Britain during the nineteenth century. Until quite recently, historians did little to challenge this perception. Using invative quantitative and qualitative data analysis techniques, this book looks in detail at some of the causal factors that motivated the poorer classes to commit crime, or act in ways that transgressed acceptable standards of behaviour. It demonstrates how the strategies that these individuals employed varied between urban and rural environments, and shows how the poor railed against legislative reforms that threatened the solvency of their households. In the process, this book provides the first solid appreciation of the complex relationship between crime and poverty in two distinct socio-ecomic regions between 1830 and 1885.
- Author BiographyA.W. Ager is Associate Lecturer in the Department of History, Philosophy and Religion at Oxford Brookes University, UK.
- Author(s)A. W. Ager
- PublisherContinuum Publishing Corporation
- Date of Publication13/02/2014
- SubjectHistory: Specific Subjects
- Series TitleHistory of Crime, Deviance and Punishment
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintContinuum Publishing Corporation
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight484 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine23 mm
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