British Criminal and Legal History Top Ten Booklist

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Top Ten

1. Cox, David and Barry Godfrey. Policing the Factory: Theft, Private Policing and Law in Modern England (Bloomsbury, 2014). Much of British criminal history focuses on victims and offenders before various courts of law. Cox and Godfrey bring to light a variety of workplace thefts and discuss how the law operated within the private work force. They build upon rich sources that include newspaper comments, case studies, memoirs, and archival statistics. Cox and Godfrey also analyze what these localized legal encounters meant for citizens in a modern England.

2. D’Cruz, Shani and Louise Jackson. Women, Crime and Justice in England Since 1660 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009).

3. Emsley, Clive. Crime and Society in England, 1750-1900 (Pearson Longman, 2010)

4. Gray, Drew D. Crime, Policing and Punishment in England, 1660-1914 (Bloomsbury Acadmic, 2016)

5. Kilday, Anne-Marie and David Nash. Histories of Crime: Britain 1600-2000 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010).

6. King, Peter. Crime, Justice, and Discretion in England, 1740-1820 (Oxford University Press, 2000)

7. Lemmings, David, ed. Crime, Courtrooms and the Public Sphere in Britain, 1700-1850 (Routledge, 2012)

8. McGowen, Randall. The Perreaus and Mrs. Rudd: Forgery and Betrayal in Eighteenth-Century London (University of California Press, 2001)

9. Palk, Dierdre. Gender, Crime and Judicial Discretion, 1780-1830 (Royal Historical Society/Boydell Press, 2005)

10. Ward, Richard. Print Culture, Crime and Justice in 18th-Century London (Bloomsbury Academic, 2016) Admin, Jgibson and EricLambrecht