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Emsley, Clive

Works: 155 works in 604 publications in 2 languages and 11,445 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Sources  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: HV6949.E5, 364.942
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Most widely held works by Clive Emsley
Crime and society in England, 1750-1900 by Clive Emsley( Book )

72 editions published between 1987 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of crime and criminal justice is one of the liveliest growth areas in historical studies. Much of the initial research in the field concentrated on the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, as historians sought to relate changes in crime and the criminal justice system to the larger changes resulting from industrialization and the capitalization of industry. That work continues, but recent interest in the period has been shifting from property crime to violent crime - a change of emphasis strongly influenced by the rise of women's history. In this welcome Second Edition of his widely respected, and widely used, survey of the subject (first published in 1987), Clive Emsley has taken full account of these fresh perspectives. His book is in two parts. The first examines perceptions of criminality during the period, using both crime statistics and also contemporary notions of class and fear of the city. It highlights the scale of workplace and white collar crime, and the relative absence of women offenders in the courts. The second part explores the changes in the courts, the police and the system of punishment. As before, Professor Emsley challenges the traditional simplistic view that crime was the work of a criminal class, and that changes in the criminal justice system resulted simply from the efforts of far-sighted reformers. He also takes issue with analyses which explain crime patterns wholly in terms of the trade cycle; and changes in law, policing and punishment largely by reference to the demands of an emerging industrial, capitalist society. For the Second Edition, he has revised the text throughout to take account of the latest research, and contributed an entirely new chapter on crime and gender. Up to date and as engrossingly readable as ever, this book fully reasserts its claim to be the standard introduction to the subject for students, scholars and non-specialist readers alike
Comparative histories of crime by Barry S Godfrey( )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book aims to both reflect and take forward current thinking on comparative and cross-national and cross-cultural aspects of the history of crime. Its content is wide-ranging: some chapters discuss the value of comparative approaches in aiding understanding of comparative history, and providing research directions for the future; others address substantive issues and topics that will be of interest to those with interests in both history and criminology. Overall the book aims to broaden the focus of the historical context of crime and policing to take fuller account of cross-national and c
Soldier, sailor, beggarman, thief : crime and the British Armed Services since 1914 by Clive Emsley( )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The belief that crime declines at the beginning of major wars, as young men are drawn into the armed forces, and increases with the restoration of peace, as brutalised veterans are released on to a labour market reorganising for peace, has a long pedigree in Britain. But it has rarely been examined critically and scarcely at all for the period of the two world wars of the twentieth century. This is the first serious investigation of criminal offending by members of the British armed forces both during and immediately after these wars. Its particular focus is the two world wars but, recognising the concerns and the problems voiced in recent years about veterans of the Falklands, the Gulf wars, and the campaign in Afghanistan, Clive Emsley concludes his narrative in the present."--Publisher's description
British society and the French wars, 1793-1815 by Clive Emsley( Book )

15 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The English police : a political and social history by Clive Emsley( Book )

25 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive history of policing from the eighteenth century onwards, which draws on largely unused police archives. Clive Emsley addresses all the major issues of debate; he explores the impact of legislation and policy at both national and local levels, and considers the claim that the English police were non-political and free from political control. In the final section, he looks at the changing experience of police life. Established as a standard introduction to the subject on its first appearance, the Second Edition has been substantially revised and is now published under the Longman
Gendarmes and the state in nineteenth-century Europe by Clive Emsley( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and Italian and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The author presents a detailed account of the French Gendarmerie from the old regime up to the First World War, and looks at the reasons for how and why this model came to be exported across continental Europe in the wake of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic armies. In particular the gendarmes' role is examined within the differing national contexts of Italy, Germany, and the Habsburg Empire."--BOOK JACKET. "This account fully explores how the organisation and style of nineteenth-century soldier-policing developed and how its deployment brought the concept of the state and the state's law to much of continental Europe."--Jacket
Crime, police, and penal policy : European experiences 1750-1940 by Clive Emsley( Book )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How did ideas about crime and criminals change in Europe from around 1750 to 1940? How did European states respond to these changes with the development of police and penal institutions? Clive Emsley explores these questions using recent research on the history of crime and criminal justice in Europe. Exploring the subject chronologically, he addresses the forms of offending, the changing interpretations and understandings of offending at both elite and popular levels, and how the emerging nation states of the period responded to criminal activity by the development of police forces and the refinement of forms of punishment"--Jacket
Policing and its context, 1750-1870 by Clive Emsley( Book )

14 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crime history and histories of crime : studies in the historiography of crime and criminal justice in modern history( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Napoleon : conquest, reform and reorganisation by Clive Emsley( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Almost two centuries after his death historians, and others, continue to argue about Napoleon's aims, his achievements and his legacy. This book provides an accessible introduction to the life and career of Napoleon and the historical debates surrounding him. A Chronology, Glossary and Who's Who of key characters are also provided to ensure that this is an indispensable textbook for students studying nineteenth-century French and European history."--Jacket
The Longman companion to Napoleonic Europe by Clive Emsley( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the impact of Napoleon on France and on Europe when his armies dominated the continent and no European country was untouched or unchanged by the events of these turbulent years
War, peace, and social change in twentieth-century Europe( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Britain and the French Revolution by Clive Emsley( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book provides a concise introduction to the impact of the French Revolution on Britain and to the ways in which this impact has been assessed by historians." "The book is organised thematically. It begins with a survey of the ideological debate sparked off by the Revolution discussing in particular, the work of people such as Burke, Paine, Spence and Wollstonecraft. From here it presents an exploration of the Revolution's impact on: parliamentary polities; the growth of radicalism and loyalism; and the way in which French ideas influenced Irish aspirations to generate rebellion." "The third main section of the book focuses on the causes and course of Britain's war with Revolutionary France, and on the effects of the war on the home front, most notably the recurrent, serious food shortages." "The text is supported by an array of primary documents and by a comprehensive bibliography."--Jacket
Artisans, peasants, & proletarians, 1760-1860 : essays presented to Gwyn A. Williams( Book )

10 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hard men : the English and violence since 1750 by Clive Emsley( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The garrotters who terrified London in 1862, the Irish Fenians who carried our terrorist bombings in London, and the gangs who dominated parts of the East End in the early years of the twentieth century all used violence to achieve their ends. Hard Men is a survey of the changing pattern of violent behavior, public and private, in England over two hundred and fifty years. People in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries were certainly more tolerant of domestic violence and rough communal sports and celebrations than their grandchildren. Contentious public meetings, notably elections, could end in serious injuries; the state and the police exercised control by violent means where they deemed it necessary; and there were of course violent crimes committed by men, women and children. While the practice of violence reflected changes in society and attitudes, it is difficult to point to a golden age in the past without it. --Publisher's description
Essays in comparative history : economy, politics, and society in Britain and America, 1850-1920( Book )

17 editions published between 1984 and 1993 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patterns of provocation : police and public disorder( Book )

10 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great British bobby : a history of British policing from 1829 to the present by Clive Emsley( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emsley traces the development of Britain's forces of law and order from the early watchmen to the technological police services of today. He examines in detail the Police Acts of 1839, the introduction of women police officers and the Macpherson report of 1999 into the death of Stephen Lawrence
World War II and its consequences by Bill Purdue( Book )

10 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Policing Western Europe : politics, professionalism, and public order, 1850-1940 by Clive Emsley( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Clive Emsley British historian

Clive Emsley historiador británico

Clive Emsley historien britannique

קלייב אמסלי היסטוריון בריטי

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Comparative histories of crimeThe English police : a political and social historyGendarmes and the state in nineteenth-century EuropeCrime, police, and penal policy : European experiences 1750-1940Crime history and histories of crime : studies in the historiography of crime and criminal justice in modern historyNapoleon : conquest, reform and reorganisationThe Longman companion to Napoleonic EuropeWar, peace, and social change in twentieth-century Europe