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Author Knepper, Paul.

Title The invention of international crime : a global issue in the making, 1881-1914 / by Paul Knepper.

Published Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource
Series Springer Palgrave Social Sciences Collection 2010
Contents Technology -- Empire -- Alien Criminality -- White Slavery -- Anarchist Outrages -- The Criminologists.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-246) and index.
Summary We live in the age of international crime, but when did it begin? In the last decades of the nineteenth century, Great Britain confronted crime problems believed to have originated beyond its borders. In a world tied together by inter-continental railways, undersea telegraph cables, and ocean-going steamships, trouble in 'far away' places jeopardised domestic pursuits. London was feared to have become the centre of professional thievery, alien criminality, the white slave trade and anarchist bomb plots. The problems were even bigger, or so it seemed, than the biggest empire. Representatives from Britain met with counterparts from Germany, France, and the United States for a series of international conferences . They discussed causes and strategies, but could not always agree about solutions. A new profession also emerged, the criminologists, who claimed to have discovered in science a universal means of crime prevention.
Other author SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Transnational crime -- History.
International crimes -- History.
Crime prevention -- History.
Criminal justice, Administration of -- History.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780230251120 (electronic bk.)
0230251129 (electronic bk.)
9780230238183 (alk. paper)
0230238181 (alk. paper)
Standard Number 10.1057/9780230251120