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Policing and punishment in London 1660-1750 : urban crime and the limits of terror

Author: J M Beattie
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Examines the considerable changes that took place in the criminal justice system in the city of London in the century after the Restoration, well before the inauguration of the so-called "age of reform." The policing institutions of the city were transformed in response to the problems created by the rapid expansion of the metropolis during the early modern period, and as a consequence of the emergence of a polite  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J M Beattie
ISBN: 019925723X 9780199257232
OCLC Number: 222956399
Notes: Originally published: 2001.
Description: xix, 491 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction: The Crime Problem ; PART I: POLICING AND PROSECUTION ; 2. The City Magistrates and the Process of Prosecution ; 3. Constables and Other Officers ; 4. Policing the Night Streets ; 5. Detection and Prosecution: Thief-Takers 1690-1720 ; PART II: PROSECUTION AND PUNISHMENT ; 6. The Old Bailey in the Late Seventeenth Century ; 7. The Revolution, Crime, and Punishment in London 1690-1713 ; 8. Crime and the State 1714-1750 ; 9. William Thomson and Transportation ; 10. Conclusion ; Bibliography of Manuscript Sources ; Index
Responsibility: J.M. Beattie.


This study examines the changes in the criminal justice system in the City of London from 1660 to 1750. It investigates why the elements of an alternative means of dealing with crime in urban society  Read more...


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