Digital affordances for criminal justice history

Hitchcock, Timothy (2018) Digital affordances for criminal justice history. Crime, History & Society, 21 (2). pp. 335-342. ISSN 1422-0857

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More than any other field of human endeavour, the criminal justice system has spawned a textual machine for knowing. One needs to look no further than the traditional law office or library, with its endless series of published law reports and series of statutes – both a visual claim to authority, and a form of working reference system – to understand that the criminal justice system is built on a foundation formed of its own archive. Its authority lies in recorded precedent and recorded statute; and on the secure record of arrest, trial and punishment. This authority in turn demands a uniquely sophisticated system of preservation and discovery.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: French Title: Crime, HIstoire & Societies ISBN 978-2-600-05916-9
Keywords: Digital History, Crime History, Criminal Justice History,
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > History
Research Centres and Groups: Sussex Humanities Lab
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Depositing User: Timothy Hitchcock
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2018 07:29
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2019 14:02

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