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Syllabus

Please note that this is an indicative syllabus. The precise content will be negotiated between students and tutor each academic year to reflect student interests.

  • Workshop 1 (Modern Records Centre) - syllabus design; selection of primary source material; introduction to archives for crime and punishment
  • Workshop 2 (Warwick Records Office) - introduction to local archives particularly quarter sessions material; further selection of primary source material for module
  • Seminar 1: The Victorian underworld
  • Seminar 2: The Criminal Justice system
  • Seminar 3: Policing the city
  • Seminar 4: Prisons: a just measure of pain?
  • Seminar 5: Sensational crime
  • Seminar 6: Violent women and girl gangs
  • Seminar 7: The construction of the juvenile delinquent
  • Seminar 8: A Study in Scarlet - literature and crime
  • Seminar 9: The Garrotting Panic and the role of the press
  • Seminar 10: Humanitarian reform
  • Workshop 3 (Modern Records Centre/video conference with Monash) - presentations of student research
  • Workshop 4 (Modern Records Centre/video conference with Monash) - presentations of student research