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If you are interested in any further reading for this course relating to crime history, the following titles contain some of the major debates related to 19c. crime, policing and penal reform.

Some of these are now considered to be 'outdated' but do contain lots of interesting detail.


If I were to select one author as a starting point then I would probably plum for Elmsley.

C.Emsley
Crime and Society in England, 1750-1900.

D.Philips
Crime and Authority in Victorian England.

J.J.Tobias
Crime and Industrial Society in the Nineteenth Century.

D.Taylor
Crime, Policing and Punishment in England, 1750-1914.

G.Robb
White-Collar Crime in Modern England; Financial Fraud and Business Morality 1845-1929.


R.Wells
'Popular Protest and Social Crime; the Evidence of Criminal Gangs in Rural Southern England,' Southern History (1991).

R.Sindall
'The London Garrotting Panics of 1856 and 1862,' Social History (1987).

C. McQuoid

'"Don't let him loose or he'll murder me intirely"; Domestic Crime on Wearside 1841-1901,' North East History, 2001.

R.Swift
'Heroes or Villains? The Irish, Crime and Disorder in Victorian England,' Albion, (1997).

C.Emsley
The English Police

D.Taylor
The New Police; Crime, Conflict and Control in Nineteenth Century England.


R.D.Storch
'The Plague of Blue Locusts; Police Reform & Popular Resistance in Northen England, 1840-57', Int. Rev. Social Hist. (1975).

R.D.Storch
'The Policeman as Domestic Missionary; Urban Discipline and Popular Culture in Northern England, 1850-80', Journal of Social History, (1976).

R.Sindall
'The London Garotting Panics of 1856 & 1862,' Social Hist. (1987)
M. J. Weiner


‘The Sad Story of George Hall: Adultery, Murder, and the Politics of Mercy in mid-Victorian England,’ Social History, (1999).

M.Ignatieff
A Just Measure of Pain; the Penitentiary in the Industrial Revolution.


R.McGowen
'Civilising Punishment: the End of Public Execution in England,' Journal of British Studies (1994).

R.McGowen
'A Powerful Sympathy: Terror, the Prisons, and Humanitarian Reform in Early Nineteenth Century Britain', Journal of British Studies (1986).

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