New Resource: Crime Punishment and Popular Culture

Following a successful trial the Library now has access to Crime, Punishment and Popular Culture. To access click on the link and log in with your Kent IT account.

More about this resource

Crime Punishment and Popular Culture is a rich archive covering all aspects of crime including prevention, imprisonment, policing and how popular culture has reacted and been inspired by crime. Primarily focusing on the long nineteenth century the archive covers the evolution of crime and the legal systems from the decline in torture and public punishment as well as the separation of law and religion.  This period also saw the development of the police force and advances in forensics as well as the literacy genre of crime fiction.

The collection covers Europe, North America, India and the Antipodes allowing the ability to trace the influence of a legal development or penal methodology across jurisdictions.

This collection will be of particular interest to students studying criminology, law, history as well as studies of culture and fiction.

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