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Representations and Perceptions

  • A. L. Beier, 'Identity, Language, and Resistance in the Making of the Victorian "Criminal Class" : Mayhew's Convict Revisited', Journal of British Studies, 44 (2005)
  • J. Carter Wood, '“Those who have had trouble can sympathise with you”: Press writing, reader responses and a murder trial in interwar Britain', Journal of Social History, 43(2009), pp. 339–462.
  • Rosalind Crone, Violent Victorians: Popular Entertainment in Nineteenth-Century London
  • Rosalind Crone, 'Cries of murder and sounds of bloodshed: The practice of reading cheap fiction in working-class communities in early Victorian London’, in Crone, Gange and Jones, eds. New Perspectives in British Cultural History
  • Clive Emsley, 'Violent crime in England in 1919: post-war anxieties and press narratives', Continuity
  • and Change, 23 (2008), pp. 173–195.
  • David Englander, 'Henry Mayhew and the Criminal Classes of Victorian England : The Case Reopened', Criminal Justice History, 17 (2002)
  • Peter King, 'Making crime news: newspapers, violent crime and the selective reporting of Old Bailey trials in the late eighteenth century', Crime, History and Societies, 13 (2009), pp. 91–116.
  • Peter King, 'Newspaper reporting and attitudes to crime and justice in late eighteenth and early nineteeth century London',Continuity and Change, 22 (2007), pp. 73–112
  • Peter King, ‘Newspaper Reporting, Prosecution Practice and Perceptions of Urban Crime; The Colchester Crime Wave of 1765’,Continuity and Change, 2 (1987), pp. 423-454
  • Andrew Mangham, Violent women and sensation fiction : crime, medicine and Victorian popular culture
  • Preeti Nijhar, 'Imperial Violence : the "Ethnic" as a Component of the "Criminal" Class in Victorian England', Liverpool Law Review, 27 (2006)