Volume 17 continues the new direction for Criminal Justice History. Each volume will center on a general theme or subject, which will include essays and reviews, and a title that reflects its contents. This volume highlights seven original articles on the history of class, gender, and sexuality in criminal prosecutions from late-medieval Europe to the British Empire in the nineteenth century. It also contains an extensive review essay on new directions in the history of crime in early-modern England, and book reviews of sixteen works on the history of crime in Europe and North America. An introduction outlines the articles and the themes that emerge from them, that will inform the social history of crime, a field that has struck the imagination of the historical profession in recent years. The book, as others in the series, concludes with a comprehensive index.
The following, succeeding volumes have been contracted and completed for publication to date: Volume 18: Crime, Punishment, and Reform in Europe and Volume 19: Violent Crime in North America. Future volumes will be announced as they are prepared.