David Churchill, Henry Yeomans, and Iain ChanningMay 21, 2023
Historical Criminology (Routledge, 2022) breaks new ground by challenging researchers to question what we do, and why we do it. It draws out what criminologists can learn from historians, and examines the concept of historical criminology not as a sub-discipline, but as a core approach to doing criminology. The book questions the way that we think about time as a concept - in the past, the present and the future - and the way that rethinking time and temporality can help understand and respond to crime. In the context of historical criminology, the concept of 'historical thinking' reveals the implicit values, assumptions and methods of knowledge production which are sustained by dominant historical and sociological modes of thinking.
The book is essential reading for criminologists, for students and teachers of theory, concepts and methods in criminology.
Associate Professor David Churchill researches historical criminology and criminal justice history, focusing on policing, security and crime control in modern Britain at The University of Leeds.
Professor Henry Yeomans is a historical criminologist who specialises in the study of alcohol regulation at The University of Leeds.
Dr Iain Channing is a Lecturer in Criminology at and Criminal Justice at The University of Plymouth, who specialises in policing in historical and contemporary contexts.
Jane Richards is a doctoral student at the University of Hong Kong. You can find her on twitter where she follows all things related to human rights and Hong Kong politics @JaneRichardsHK