SOLON Law, Crime and History - Volume 8, No. 1 - 2018
Table of contents
Special Issue: Special Issue: Lives, Trials And Executions: Perspectives On Crime C.1700-C.1900
Guest editors: Stephen Basdeo and Samuel Saunders
Kim Stevenson and Judith Rowbotham
Introduction: Lives, trials, and executions: Perspectives on crime c.1700–c.1900. Samuel Saunders and Stephen Basdeo, p. 1-4
The Hampstead Murder: Subversion in Press Portrayals of a Murderess. Nell Darby p. 5-20
From the ‘Death of a Female Unknown’ to the Life of Margaret Dockerty: Rediscovering a Nineteenth Century Victim of Crime. Clare Sandford-Couch and Helen Rutherford, p. 21-37
The Changing Presentation of Execution in Newcastle Upon Tyne 1844-1863. Patrick Low, p. 38-52
‘That’s Business’: Organised Crime in G.W.M. Reynolds’ The Mysteries of London (1844-48). Stephen Basdeo, p. 53-75
Incarcerating the Poor: Interpreting Poverty and Punishment in British Prison Museums. Daniel Johnson, p. 91-107
Female Murderers and the Representation of Crime in Execution Broadsheets in Eighteenth Century Vienna. Daniela Fasching and Claudia Resch, p. 108-125
The Emerging Authority of Crown Office in the Imperial Age: A Discussion Paper. Robert S. Shiels p. 126-144
(University of Plymouth, 2018)This article will seek to understand how and why many prisoners interpreted in prison museums come from lower class backgrounds, and pose questions about how these interpretations contribute to or counter stereotypes about ...
(University of Plymouth, 2018)Scholars such as Stephen J. Carver argue that G.W.M. Reynolds’s penny blood The Mysteries of London (1844-48) represents organised crime in the Victorian criminal underworld. Yet thus far no researcher has yet applied any ...
(University of Plymouth, 2018)Although Crown Office is central to the Scottish criminal justice system there has been little modern study of the history of the department and no attempt to locate it within the Scottish constitutional arrangements. ...
Female Murderers and the Representation of Crime in Execution Broadsheets in Eighteenth Century Vienna (University of Plymouth, 2018)While crime broadsides were a prominent part of eighteenth and nineteenth century print culture in countries such as Great Britain and France, scholars working on crime in early modern Austria have relatively few sources ...
From the ‘Death of a Female Unknown’ to the Life of Margaret Dockerty: Rediscovering a Nineteenth Century Victim of Crime (University of Plymouth, 2018)On 1 January 1863, a woman was brutally raped and beaten to death in Newcastle upon Tyne. Her murderer was to be tried, convicted, and finally executed for murder. However, he is not the subject of this piece. Historically, ...
(University of Plymouth, 2018)The changing presentation of punishment, in particular execution, has been at the heart of much criminal historiography. However, little work has been done to examine the transition outside of London. Newcastle offers a ...
(University of Plymouth, 2018)The murders of Phoebe Hogg and her toddler daughter by Mary Eleanor Piercey, the lover of Phoebe’s husband, in London in 1892 subverted the usual Victorian press conventions surrounding a female killer. Whereas such women ...
‘To Pry Unnecessarily into Other Men’s Secrets’: Crime Writing, Private Spaces and the Mid-Victorian Police Memoir (University of Plymouth, 2018)This article explores connections between eighteenth/early nineteenth century forms of crime writing and police memoir-fiction – a genre that deserves greater recognition for its contribution to the development of the ...