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  • The Bloodiest Code: Counting Executions and Pardons at the Old Bailey, 1730-1837 

    Devereaux, Simon (University of Plymouth Press, 2016)
    This article presents the most detailed and accurate accounting to date of capital convicts at the Old Bailey during the era of England’s ‘Bloody Code’ (1730-1837), at which time that court produced more capital convictions ...
  • Editorial 

    Rowbotham, Judith; Stevenson, Kim; Pegg, Samantha (University of Plymouth Press, 2016)
  • The Scottish Criminal Trial and Judicial Intervention in a Public Controversy 

    Shiels, Robert S (University of Plymouth Press, 2016)
    A published article by a senior Scottish Judge, Lord Kingsburgh (Sir John Macdonald), in 1898, reveals the tensions around reform in the United Kingdom of the law concerning the competence of an accused giving evidence ...
  • Continuity and Change in the History of Scottish Juvenile Justice 

    Kelly, Christine (University of Plymouth Press, 2016)
    This paper explores the theme of continuity and change in the history of Scottish juvenile justice, drawing attention to the longer historical view which enables us to focus on the underlying continuities between nineteenth ...
  • 'The True State of My Case: The Memoirs of Mrs Anne Bailey, 1771 

    Ailwood, Sarah (University of Plymouth Press, 2016)
    This article explores The Memoirs of Mrs Anne Bailey, a short memoir published by a lone mother in London in 1771. It addresses questions of methodology, in terms of legal history and textual analysis, to examine how Anne ...

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