- Clive Emsley, Crime and Society in England, (use index)
- John E Archer, 'Poaching gangs and violence: the urban-rural divide in nineteenth-century Lancashire', British Journal of Criminology, 39 (1999)
- Jennifer Davis, 'The London garrotting panic of 1862', in V Gattrell, B Lenman and G Parker, Crime and the Law
- David Lemmings and Claire Walker, Moral Panics, the Media and the Law in Early Modern England(esp article by McCreery)
- Richard Ward, 'Print culture, moral panic and the administration of the law: the London crime wave of 1744', Crime, History and Society, 16 (2012)
- B J Davey, Lawless and Immoral: Policing a County Town
- Drew Gray, Londons Shadows: The Dark Side of the Victorian City (esp chapter 7)
- Carl Griffin, 'The mystery of the fires: Captain Swing as Incendiarist', Southern History, 32 (2010)
- Carl Griffin, 'The violent Captain Swing', Past and Present, 209 (2010)
- Eric Hobsbawm, 'The Machine breakers', Past and Present, 1 (1952)
- Eric Hobsbawm and George Rude, Captain Swing
- David Jones, Crime, Protest, Community and Police
- Katrina Navickas, 'Luddism, Incendiarism and the defence of rural "task-scapes" in 1812', Northern History, 48 (2011)
- Harvey Osborne and Michael WInstanley, 'Rural and urban poaching in Victorian England', Rural History, 17 (2006)
- R A E Wells, 'Sheep-rustling in Yorkshire in the age of the industrial and agricultural revolutions', Northern History, 20 (1984)
- What is a 'moral panic'?
- Why did 'garrotting' become such as cause for concern in the 1860s?
- Compare with earlier moral panics? Are the responses of the authorities comparable?
- Is organised crime an urban phenomenon?
- When does organised crime (such as arson and machine breaking) become political crime?
- H W Holland, 'The science of garrotting and housebreaking', Cornhill Magazine, vii (1863), pp. 79-92.
- Garrotting sources on Deviance, Disorder and the Self website (Birkbeck College)