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General Reading


Recommended Book for Purchase

  • Clive Emsley, Crime and Society in England, 1750-1900

Further Reading

  • K Chesney, The Victorian Underworld
  • Carolyn Conley, The Unwritten Law: Criminal Justice in Victorian Kent
  • Andy Croll, 'Who's afraid of the Victorian underworld?'. The Historian, 84 (2004)
  • Clive Emsley, Crime and Society in England, 1750-1900
  • Clive Emsley, Crime and Society in Twentieth Century England
  • Clive Emsley, 'Historical perspectives on crime', in Mike Maguire, Rod Morgan, and Robert Reiner, eds. The Oxford Handbook of Criminology
  • Clive Emsley, Filling in, adding up, moving on; Criminal Justice History in contemporary Britain', Crime, History and Societies, 9 (2005), pp. 117–138
  • V. A. C. Gattrell, 'Crime, authority and the policeman state' in F. M. L. Thompson (ed.), Cambridge Social History of Britain, vol 3
  • V. Gattrell, ‘Crime, Authority and the Policeman State’, in John Muncie, Eugene McLaughlin and Mary Langan (eds), Criminological Persepctives: A Reader
  • Barry S. Godfrey and Paul Lawrence, Crime and Justice, 1750-1950
  • Drew Gray, London's Shadows (2010)
  • Michael Ignatieff, ‘The Ideological Origins of the Penitentiary’, in Mike Fitzgerald, Gregor McLennan and Jennie Pawson, Crime and Society: Readings in History and Theory
  • Peter King, ‘Locating Histories of Crime: a Bibliographical Study’, British Journal of Criminology, 39 (1999), pp. 161-74
  • Peter King, Crime and law in England, 1750-1850: remaking justice from the margins
  • Peter King, Crime, Justice and Discretion, Law and Social Relations in England 1740-1820
  • John Lea, Crime and Modernity: Continuities in Left Realist Criminology
  • R.M. Morris, ‘ “Lies, damned lies and criminal statistics”: Reinterpreting the Criminal statistics of England and Wales’,Crime, Histoire et Sociétés/Crime, History and Societies, 5, 1 (2001) pp. 111-27.
  • David Philips, Crime and authority in Victorian England
  • Philip Rawlings, Crime and Power: a History of Criminal Justice, 1688-1998
  • P. Rock, ‘Victims, Prosecutors and the State in Nineteenth-Century England and Wales’, Criminology and Criminal Justice, 4 (2004), pp. 331-54
  • Heather Shore, 'Crime, policing and punishment' in Chris Williams (ed.), Companion to Nineteenth-century Britain
  • Heather Shore, ‘Undiscovered Country: Towards a History of the Criminal Underworld’, Law, Crime and History, 1 (2007)
  • Roger Swift, Behaving badly? : Irish migrants and crime in the Victorian city
  • David Taylor, Crime, Policing and Punishment in England, 1750-1914
  • H. Taylor, ‘Rationing Crime: the Political Economy of Criminal Statistics since the 1850s’, Economic History Review, 3 (1998)
  • Judith Walkowitz, City of Dreadful Delight: Narratives of Sexual Danger in late Victorian London
  • Judith Walkowitz, Prostitution and Victorian Society: Women, Class and the State
  • J. K. Walton, M. Blinkhorn, C. Pooley, D. Tidswell, and M. J. Winstanley, 'Crime, migration and social change in north-west England and the Basque country', British Journal of Criminology, 39 (1999)
  • Martin Wiener, Reconstructing the Criminal: Culture, Law and Policy in England, 1830-1914
  • Chris A. Williams, 'Counting crimes or counting people: some implications of mid-nineteenth century British police returns',Crime, History and Societies, 4 (2000), pp. 77–93.
  • Lucia Zedner, Women, Crime and Custody in Victorian England