This book examines London's transformation from the mid-Victorian "miracle" of low (and diminishing) crime to its status as a high-crime society at the outset of the twenty-first century. It treats six different types of misdeed - burglary, shopbreaking, shoplifting, confidence schemes, robbery, and drug smuggling - as representative of distinct phases in the evolution of criminal activity and the criminal-justice system in modern Britain. It argues that the growth of lawbreaking must be explained by connecting sensational and mundane offenses alike to their social and economic contexts, with a particular focus on how these contexts (including experience within the penal system) shape criminal decision-making and expanded opportunities for transgression. This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "uckerse" and is located in this country: US.This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Vietnam, Uruguay, Dominican Republic, El Salvador.