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The Little Book of Crime and Punishment.

Author: Stephen Halliday
Publisher: New York : The History Press, 2014.
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The Little Book of Crime and Punishment is a repository of intriguing, fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts and trivia about the history of the British criminal justice system. Armed with this fascinating tome the reader will have such knowledge of he days when noses, hands and heads were cut off, heretics burned at the stake and rebels were hung, drawn and quartered. They will be entertained and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Halliday, Stephen.
Little Book of Crime and Punishment.
New York : The History Press, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Halliday
ISBN: 9780750957076 0750957077
OCLC Number: 881568072
Description: 1 online resource (248 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Contents; Introduction; Timeline of Criminal History; 1 Why Waste Money on Prisons?; 2 As Black as Newgate's Knocker; 3 Judges and Men of Straw; 4 Who'd Like to be a Gaoler?; 5 Go to Gaol. And Stay There!; 6 Get Out of Gaol Free Card; 7 The Bloody Code; 8 Public Executions at Bargain Rates; 9 The Ones They Couldn't Hold; 10 The Villains; 11 The Fraudsters; 12 The Victims of Injustice; 13 The Ones Who Got Away With It; 14 The Invasion of the Body Snatchers; 15 Replacing Proper Charleys with Old Bill; 16 Panopticons and Misguided Reforms; 17 'On Going to See a Man Hanged' 18 Things Can Only Get BetterAbout the Author; Copyright.

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The Little Book of Crime and Punishment is a repository of intriguing, fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts and trivia about the history of the British criminal justice system. Armed with this fascinating tome the reader will have such knowledge of he days when noses, hands and heads were cut off, heretics burned at the stake and rebels were hung, drawn and quartered. They will be entertained and enthralled and never short of some frivolous fact to enhance conversation or quiz! A reference book and a quirky guide, this can be dippied in to time and time again to reveal som.

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