Crime Over Time: Temporal Perspectives on Crime and Punishment in Australia
Editor: Robyn Lincoln and Shirleene Robinson
Date Of Publication: Nov 2010
Crime Over Time features original contributions from some of Australia’s most respected criminologists and historians. The book marries these two disciplines to offer a unique examination of crime and deviance over more than 200 years of Anglo-Australian history. This innovative compilation explores the intriguing ways in which Australian crime has evolved and the pioneering ways criminal justice agencies have dealt with offenders. The topics investigated range from colonial bushranging to terrorist attacks, along with emerging forms of criminal activity, such as cybercrime. The book also highlights the social construction of crime by using case studies, including the way that homosexual activity was policed in earlier times. The collection provides an engaging and thorough examination of the historical factors that have shaped crime and punishment and its contemporary context.
Robyn Lincoln is Assistant Professor in Criminology at Bond University, Queensland, Australia. She is co-author of Jean Lee: The Last Woman Hanged in Australia, Justice in the Deep North and Crime on my Mind. In addition to university teaching and research, Robyn has experience in academic publishing as Senior Editor at Aboriginal Studies Press and Managing Editor of several scholarly journals. Her research centres on issues of Indigenous crime and justice and the new field of forensic criminology, including miscarriages of justice and the naming and shaming of youth involved in criminal proceedings.
Shirleene Robinson is Assistant Professor of History at Bond University, Queensland, Australia. She is the author of Something like Slavery? Queensland’s Aboriginal Child Workers, 1842–1945, the co-author of Speaking Out: Stopping Homophobic and Transphobic Abuse in Queensland and the editor of Homophobia: An Australian History. She has previously taught at the University of Queensland, where she gained her PhD, and the University of Wales (Lampeter). Her research interests include histories of crime and punishment, race and gender, and sexuality. She is currently working on a project on HIV/AIDS and community formation in Australia’s past.
''This edited collection brings together essays on aspects of crime, criminals and punishment in Australian history, covering a wide variety of topics and spanning the eighteenth century through to the present. The chapters of the book provide a series of case studies of aspects of the social and cultural history of crime in Australia. The interdisciplinary character of the chapters, in particular across history and criminology, is a welcome contribution in the Australian studies of crime.''
- Helen Pringle, 'Australian Journal of Politics and History', 1:59 (2013), 129-130, p. 130.
“Here is a volume that dips deeply into the hidden pockets of a nation that was actually founded upon the interstices of crime and punishment. Every chapter makes an arresting, original contribution, weaving together a compelling tale of frontier relations, racial conflict, moral panics, psychiatric scandals, stolen children and community policing in a composite account that travels all the way from convicts and bushrangers to terrorism and cyber-crime. Here is both a broadly ranging work of outstanding scholarship and a cracking good read.”
—Professor Raymond Evans, Centre for Public Culture and Ideas, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia
“From bushrangers to cyber criminals, from the colonial period to contemporary time, this fine collection of essays traverses largely neglected yet important issues associated with crime and punishment in Australian society. The product of a rich collaboration between scholars of history and criminology it affords a colourful and unique portrayal of numbers of criminogenic factors which have influenced criminal justice law and policy since 1778. It is a book which should be read with as much interest and gratification by devotees of ‘Underbelly,’ students of criminology or law makers bent upon learning from past experience how best to respond to the crime problems of the future.”
—Professor Duncan Chappell, Institute of Criminology, Faculty of Law, University of Sydney, Australia
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