Land of White Gloves?: A history of crime and punishment in by Richard Ireland

By Richard Ireland

Land of White Gloves? is a big educational research into the heritage of crime and punishment in Wales. starting within the medieval interval whilst the constraints of country authority fostered a legislations targeted on kinship and reimbursement, the research explores the results of the creation of English criminal versions, culminating within the Acts of Union less than Henry VIII. It unearths enduring traditions of extra-legal dispute cost rooted within the stipulations of Welsh Society. The research examines the effect of a transforming into bureaucratic kingdom uniformity within the 19th century and concludes by way of reading the query of no matter if special beneficial properties are to be present in styles of crime and the responses to it into the 20th century.

Dealing with issues as various as drunkenness and prostitution, business unrest and linguistic protests and with punishments starting from social ostracism to execution, the publication attracts on quite a lot of resources, basic and secondary, and insights from anthropology, social and criminal background. It provides a story which explores the character and improvement of the country, the theoretical and functional boundaries of the legal legislations and the connection among legislation and the society during which it operates.

The ebook will attract those that desire to study the relationships among country regulate and social perform and explores the fabric in an available manner, as a way to be either worthwhile and interesting to these attracted to the background of Wales and of the heritage of crime and punishment extra generally.

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