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The Conquest of Death: Violence and the Birth of the Modern English State

Matthew Lockwood

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300217063
eISBN:
9780300227864
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217063.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The Conquest of Death considers the concepts of violence and state power far more broadly and holistically than previous accounts of state growth by intertwining the national and the local, the ... More


Moral Agency: The Necessary Characteristics of the Criminal Actor

K. J. M. Smith

in Lawyers, Legislators and Theorists: Developments in English Criminal Jurisprudence 1800-1957

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198257233
eISBN:
9780191681738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198257233.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter first discusses how the development of the criminal law's reception of evidence of mental impairment may be characterized from East's perfunctory references to the enactment of the 1957 ... More


Preventing Ordinary and Extraordinary Violence

Mary D. Fan

in The Politicization of Safety: Critical Perspectives on Domestic Violence Responses

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781479805648
eISBN:
9781479888733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479805648.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Family Law

The paradigm of the armed and dangerous mass killer in public opinion and legislation is a homicidal-suicidal stranger hunting in public. Yet half of all firearms-related homicides take place in the ... More


Blurring Lines and Intersecting Realities in Barbara Kopple’s Fictional Work

Susan Ryan

in ReFocus: The Films of Barbara Kopple

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474439947
eISBN:
9781474460101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439947.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In addition to Barbara Kopple’s recognized contributions to documentary filmmaking, she directed several fictional works for both television broadcast and theatrical release. Although she often ... More


A Crisis of Violence?

Matthew Lockwood

in The Conquest of Death: Violence and the Birth of the Modern English State

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300217063
eISBN:
9780300227864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217063.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The rise of a new, more effective system of oversight in the mid-sixteenth century has many implications for early modern society and for the history of crime. Some of these implications, are ... More


American Youth Violence: A Cautionary Tale

Franklin E. Zimring

in Choosing the Future for American Juvenile Justice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479816873
eISBN:
9781479863402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479816873.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter examines youth homicide trends from the mid-1980s to the early 1990s, when sharp increases in killings by youths and young adults generated fears of “juvenile superpredators.” These ... More


Jumping the Gun

Jennifer Carlson

in Citizen-Protectors: The Everyday Politics of Guns in an Age of Decline

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199347551
eISBN:
9780190236595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199347551.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter explores how this version of citizenship—the citizen-protector—opens up the possibility for mistakes and misunderstandings that can place gun carriers in legally risky situations, on the ... More


Inequality, Violence, and Freedom

Martin Daly and D. B. Krupp

in On Inequality and Freedom

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780197583029
eISBN:
9780197583050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197583029.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter explores the association between income inequality and violence and how this should be seen as a reduction in people’s freedom.


The Role of Government Backbenchers

Meg Russell and Daniel Gover

in Legislation at Westminster: Parliamentary Actors and Influence in the Making of British Law

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198753827
eISBN:
9780191815461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198753827.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter explores how government backbench parliamentarians in both chambers at Westminster influence the content of government legislation and the dynamics of politics. Government backbenchers ... More


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