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General Reading - Law

  • J. H. Baker, An Introduction to English Legal History
  • J. H. Baker, ‘Criminal Courts and Procedure at Common Law 1550-1800’, in J. S. Cockburn (ed.), Crime in England 1500-1800
  • J. M. Beattie, Crime and the Courts in England 1660-1800
  • J. M. Beattie, Policing and Punishment in London, 1660-1750: Urban Crime and the Limits of Terror
  • David Jeffrey Bentley, English criminal justice in the nineteenth century
  • J Davis, 'A poor man's system of justice: the London police courts', Historical Journal, 1984
  • T. R. Forbes, Surgeons at the Old Bailey: English Forensic Medicine to 1878
  • D. Hay, Peter Linebaugh, John G Rule, E. P. Thompson and Cal Winslow (eds), Albion's Fatal Tree: Crime and Society in Eighteenth-Century England
  • Peter King, Crime, Justice and Discretion in England, 1740-1820
  • Peter King, ‘'Press Gangs are Better Magistrates than the Middlesex Justices': Young Offenders, Press Gangs and Prosecution Strategies in Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth-Century England’, in Norma Landau (ed.), Law, Crime and English Society, 1660-1830
  • Norma Landau (ed.), Law, Crime and English Society, 1660-1830
  • Stephen Landsman, ‘One Hundred Years of Rectitude: Medical Witnesses at the Old Bailey, 1717-1817’,Law and History Review, 16:3 (1998), pp. 445–494.
  • J. H. Langbein, ‘The Criminal Trial before the Lawyers’, The University of Chicago Law Review, 45 (1978), pp. 263–316.
  • J. H. Langbein, ‘Shaping the Eighteenth-Century Criminal Trial: A View from the Ryder Sources’, University of Chicago Law Review, 50:1 (1983), pp. 1–36.
  • J. H. Langbein, The Origins of Adversary Criminal Trial
  • J. H. Langbein, ‘Albion's Fatal Flaws’, Past and Present, 98 (1982), pp. 96–120.
  • David Lieberman, ‘Mapping Criminal Law: Blackstone and the Categories of English Jurisprudence’, in Norma Landau (ed.), Law, Crime and English Society, 1660-1830
  • Randall McGowen, ‘The Changing Face of God's Justice: The Debates over Divine and Human Punishment in Eighteenth-Century England’, Criminal Justice History, 9 (1988), pp. 63–98.
  • Randall McGowen, ‘The Problem of Punishment in Eighteenth-Century England’, in Simon Devereaux and Paul Griffiths (eds), Penal Practice and Culture, 1500-1900: Punishing the English
  • L. Radzinowicz, History of English Criminal Law and its Administration from 1750
  • J. A. Sharpe, Judicial Punishment in England
  • R. B. Shoemaker, Prosecution and Punishment: Petty Crime and the Law in London and Rural Middlesex
  • Martin J. Wiener, Reconstructing the criminal : culture, law and policy in England, 1830-1914