The issue 22 of the journal, with the thematic dossier "Crime and Society: historical dynamics in contemporary times”, with the scientific coordination of Maria João Vaz (ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, CIES-ISCTE), will be available in continuous publication from July 2024.

Crime, its practice and its repression arouse great attention and curiosity in our days and it has also been the object of reflection and analysis by several areas of knowledge, such as Law, Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology and Medicine, among many others. In the field of History, particularly in Social History, crime has established itself as a relevant topic of study, especially since the second half of the 20th century and as a historically determined category, since each era and each social reality develop their own conceptions of what they consider and classify as crime, according to their values but also to the predominant interests, the notions of justice and collective and individual security. The history of crime for the 19th and 20th centuries also shows that this is also a history of the affirmation of the authority and power of the State and its normative foundations.


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