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Criminals and their scientists : the history of criminology in international perspective

Author: Peter Becker; Richard F Wetzell
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press ; Washington, D.C. : German Historical Institute, 2006.
Series: Publications of the German Historical Institute.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presenting recent research spanning the late eighteenth to the mid-twentieth century in Western Europe, Argentina, Australia, Japan, and the United States, this survey approaches the history of criminology as a history of science and practice. The essays examine the discourse on crime and criminals that surfaced as part of different discourses and practices, including the activities of the police and the courts,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Criminals and their scientists.
New York : Cambridge University Press Washington, D.C. : German Historical Institute, 2006
(DLC) 2003055193
(OCoLC)52410865
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Becker; Richard F Wetzell
ISBN: 9781139052405 1139052403
OCLC Number: 824603573
Notes: "This book grew out of an international conference ... in Florence, Italy in October 1998 ... sponsored by the German Historical Institute, Washington, DC, and the European University Institute, Florence"--Page.
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 492 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Nonacademic sites of nineteenth-century criminological discourse. The French Revolution and the origins of French criminology / Marc Renneville --
Murderers and "reasonable men" : the "criminology" of the Victorian judiciary / Martin J. Wiener --
Unmasking counterhistory : an introductory exploration of criminality and the Jewish question / Michael Berkowitz --
Moral discourse and reform in urban Germany, 1880s-1914 / Andrew Lees --
The criminologists' gaze at the underworld : toward an archaeology of criminological writing / Peter Becker. Criminology as scientific and political practice in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Cesare Lombroso and Italian criminology : theory and politics / Mary S. Gibson --
Criminal anthropology : its reception in the United States and the nature of its appeal / Nicole Hahn Rafter --
From the "atavistic" to the "inferior" criminal type : the impact of the Lombrosian Theory of the born criminal on German psychiatry / Mariacarda Gadebusch Bondio --
Criminology, hygienism, and eugenics in France, 1870-1914 : the medical debates on the elimination of the "incorrigible" criminals / Laurent Mucchielli --
Crime, prisons, and psychiatry : reconsidering problem populations in Australia, 1890-1930 / Stephen Garton --
Positivist criminology and state formation in modern Argentina, 1890-1940 / Ricardo D. Salvatore --
The birth of criminology in modern Japan / Yoji Nakatani. The making of the criminologist. The international congresses of criminal anthropology : shaping the French and international criminological movement, 1886-1914 / Martine Kaluszynski --
Making criminologists : tools, techniques, and the production of scientific authority / David G. Horn --
'One of the strangest relics of a former state' : tattoos and the discourses of criminality in Europe, 1880-1920 / Jane Caplan --
What criminals think about criminology : French criminals and criminological knowledge at the end of the nineteenth century / Philippe Artières --
Talk of the town : the murder of Lucie Berlin and the production of local knowledge / Peter Fritzsche. Criminology in the first half of the twentieth century : the case of Weimar and Nazi Germany. Criminology in Weimar and Nazi Germany / Richard F. Wetzell --
The biology of morality : criminal biology in Bavaria, 1924-1933 / Oliver Liang --
Criminals and their analysts : psychoanalytic criminology in Weimar Germany and the first Austrian Republic / Gabriel N. Finder --
Drinking and crime in modern Germany / Geoffrey J. Giles.
Series Title: Publications of the German Historical Institute.
Responsibility: edited by Peter Becker, Richard F. Wetzell.
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