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Dominique Kalifa et Jean-Claude Farcy, Atlas du crime à Paris du moyen âge à nos jours, Paris : Éditions Parigramme, 2015, 220 p., ISBN 978-2-84096-872-6

Clive Emsley
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More than a hundred years ago mile Durkheim shocked his contemporaries by suggesting that crime was a normal social fact ; it was, after all, to be found in every society even though it shifted its form since the actions defined as crime might change as some activities were removed from the lists of those demanding penal sanction while others were added or modified. Dominique Kalifa and Jean-Claude Farcy do not discuss Durkheim in this book, but their exploration of Paris over some 800 years lend considerable weight to his suggestion – a suggestion that some today might also find shocking, and one that politicians and policemen avoid as they promise new laws and practices that they insist will win the war against crime.

As readers of this journal will know, Dominique Kalifa and Jean-Claude Farcy are two of the best historians of crime and the many issues and problems surrounding it currently at work in contemporary France. This book is a work of synthesis aimed at a much wider reader...

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Dominique Kalifa et Jean-Claude Farcy, Atlas du crime à Paris du moyen âge à nos jours, Paris : Éditions Parigramme, 2015, 220 p., ISBN 978-2-84096-872-6

Electronic reference

Clive Emsley, « Dominique Kalifa et Jean-Claude Farcy, Atlas du crime à Paris du moyen âge à nos jours, Paris : Éditions Parigramme, 2015, 220 p., ISBN 978-2-84096-872-6 », Crime, Histoire & Sociétés / Crime, History & Societies [Online], Vol. 20, n°2 | 2016, Online since 01 December 2018, connection on 19 February 2018. URL : http://journals.openedition.org/chs/1692

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