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Crime, regulation and control during the Blitz: protecting the population of bombed cities

Crime, regulation and control during the Blitz: protecting the population of bombed cities

Adey, Peter, author; Cox, David J., author; Godfrey, Barry S., author

This volume looks at the social effect of bombing on urban centres like Liverpool, Coventry and London, critically examining how the wartime authorities struggled to regulate and control crime and offending during the Blitz. Crime, Regulation and Control during the Blitz looks at the social effect of bombing on urban centres like Liverpool, Coventry and London, critically examining how the wartime authorities struggled to regulate and control crime and offending during the Blitz. Focusing predominantly on Liverpool, it investigates how the authorities and citizens anticipated the aerial war, and how the State and local authorities proposed to contain and protect a population made unruly, potentially deviant and drawn into a new landscape of criminal regulation. Drawing on a range of contemporary sources, the book throws into relief today's experiences of war and terror, the response in crime and deviancy, and the experience and practices of preparedness in anticipation of terrible threats. The authors reveal how everyday activities became criminalised through wartime regulations and explore how other forms of crime such as looting, theft and drunkenness took on a new and frightening aspect. Crime, Regulation and Control during the Blitz offers a critical contribution to how we understand crime, security, and regulation in both the past and the present

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Published London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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Statement of responsibility: Peter Adey, David J. Cox and Barry Godfrey
ISBN: 1441143580, 9781441143587
Note: Originally published: 2016.
Physical Description: 272 pages
Subject: Military history; General & world history; European history; War and crime England History 20th century.; Police & security services; Second World War; London (England) History Bombardment, 1940-1941 Social aspects.; Internal security England History 20th century.; Causes & prevention of crime; Bombing, Aerial Social aspects England History 20th century.; World War, 1939-1945 Social aspects England.; United Kingdom, Great Britain; Law enforcement England History 20th century.; Battles & campaigns; Liverpool (England) History, Military 20th century.; Coventry (England) History, Military 20th century.; Warfare and Defence.; Crime prevention England History 20th century.
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9781350048522