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  1. Introductory reading 3 items
    1. Old Bailey Historical Essays: Crime, Justice and Punishment

      Webpage  Old Bailey Online Historical Background: Crime, Justice and Punishment

    2. Law and society in England 1750-1950 - Cornish, W. R., Clark, G. N. 1989

      Book  The relevant extracts from this book are available electronically. Please see link below.

    3. Research Methods in Law - Dawn Watkins, Mandy Burton 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book  Also available as a MyiLibrary ebook. See Chapter 5: Handler, P. 'Legal History' 85-99

  2. Criminal Justice 28 items
    Reading for topics covered in Lecture Handout 1 & 2 and for seminars 1 & 2. It includes material on the felony trial and post trial procedures and punishment.
    1. General Reading 9 items
      1. The origins of adversary criminal trial - Langbein, John H. 2003

        Book  Note e-book and digitised reading also available - see next entries

      2. From Altercation To Adversary Trial

        Chapter  Digitised Reading - Restricted access to students on the course - University username and password required for access. Chapter 5.

      3. Law and society in England 1750-1950 - Cornish, W. R., Clark, G. N. 1989

        Book  The relevant extracts from this book are available electronically. Please see link below.

      4. Crime and society in England, 1750-1900 - Emsley, Clive 2009

        Book  Also available as a MyiLibrary ebook. Chapter 10 also available in digitised form: see next item.

      5. Emsley 'Crime and Society', Chapter 10: Punishment and Reformation - Clive Emsley

        Chapter  Digitised Reading - Restricted access to students on the course - University username and password required for access. Chapter 10.

      6. King 'Crime, Justice and Discretion 1740-1820': Chapter 11: Conclusion. Law & social relations, 1740-1820

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    2. Further Reading 19 items
      1. Crime and the courts in England, 1660-1800 - Beattie, J. M. 1986

        Book  Also available as an ACLS ebook

      2. Crime and the courts in England, 1660-1800 - J. M. Beattie 1986

        Book  ACLS Humanities E-Book

      3. Criminal Courts & Procedure At Common Law, 1550-1800 - J Baker

        Chapter  Digitised Reading - Restricted access to students on the course - University username and password required for access

      4. The Oxford history of the laws of England: Volume XIII: 1820-1914, Fields of development - Cornish, W. R. 2010 (electronic resource)

        Book  Available as an ebook via Oxford Scholarship Online.

      5. The bar and the Old Bailey, 1750-1850 - May, Allyson N. 2003

        Book 

      6. Property Authority & The Criminal Law

        Chapter  Digitised Reading - Restricted access to students on the course - University username and password required for access

      7. Albion's fatal tree: crime and society in eighteenth-century England - Hay, Douglas 1977

        Book  Digitised reading also available - see next entry

      8. Crime, courtrooms, and the public sphere in Britain, 1700-1850 - David Lemmings ©2013 (electronic resource)

        Book 

  3. Legislation and Policy 12 items
    1. General Reading 6 items
      1. Law and society in England 1750-1950 - Cornish, W. R., Clark, G. N. 1989

        Book  The relevant extracts from this book are available electronically. Please see link below.

      2. Reconstructing the criminal: culture, law, and policy in England, 1830-1914 - Wiener, Martin J. 1990

        Book  Digitised reading also available - see next entry

      3. Victorian Criminal Policy I. Reforming the law - Martin Wiener

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    2. Further Reading 6 items
      1. The hanging tree: execution and the English people, 1770-1868 - Gatrell, V. A. C. 1994

        Book 

      2. Evangelicalism, penal theory and the politics of criminal law reform in England, 1808-30 - Follett, Richard R. 2000 (electronic resource)

        Book  Available as a MyiLibrary ebook

  4. Common Law 16 items
    1. General Reading 7 items
      1. Judges and the Criminal Law in England 1808-1861 - Phil Handler

        Article  Digitised Reading - Restricted access to students on the course - University username and password required for access

      2. The legal profession and the common law: historical essays - John Hamilton Baker 1986

        Book  See next item for digitised chapter from this book

      3. The Refinement of English Criminal Jurisprudence 1500-1848 - John Baker

        Chapter  Digitised Reading - Restricted access to students on the course - University username and password required for access

      4. Law books in action: essays on the Anglo-American legal treatise - Angela Fernandez, Markus Dirk Dubber 2012

        Book  See next item for digitised chapter from this book.

      5. Of Treatises and Textbooks: the Literature of the Criminal Law in Nineteenth-Century Britain - Lindsay Farmer

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    2. Further Reading 9 items
      1. A History of the Criminal Law of England: Volume 1 - James Fitzjames Stephen 2014

        Book  Available via MOML ebooks

      2. A History of the criminal law of England - Volume 2 - Sir James Fitzjames Stephen

        Book  Available via MOML ebooks

      3. A History of the Criminal Law of England: Volume 3 - James Fitzjames Stephen 1883

        Book  Available via MOML ebooks

      4. Select cases from the Twelve Judges' notebooks - D. R. Bentley 1997

        Book 

  5. Offences Against the Person and Criminal Responsibility 12 items
    1. General Reading 8 items
      1. Law and society in England 1750-1950 - Cornish, W. R., Clark, G. N. 1989

        Book  The relevant extracts from this book are available electronically.

      2. Men of blood: violence, manliness and criminal justice in Victorian England - Wiener, Martin J. 2004

        Book  Digitised reading also available - see next entry

      3. Violence and Law, Gender and Law - Martin Wiener

        Chapter  Digitised Reading - Restricted access to students on the course - University username and password required for access

      4. The Oxford history of the laws of England: Volume XIII: 1820-1914, Fields of development - Cornish, W. R. 2010 (electronic resource)

        Book  This link will take you to the table of contents. For Seminar 4, you need to read from Chapter VII: 'General Principles' and Chapter XII 'Offences Against the Person'. The page numbers are included in the e-book in brackets, but you cannot navigate by page numbers, so you will have to scroll down to the relevant sections.

      5. DPP v Beard - Philip Handler, 2017

        Chapter 

    2. Further Reading 4 items
  6. General Resources 9 items
    Textbooks and websites that will be useful for the whole module.
    1. Textbooks 3 items
      1. Law and society in England 1750-1950 - Cornish, W. R., Clark, G. N. 1989

        Book Essential This is available electronically. Please see link below.

      2. Crime and society in England, 1750-1900 - Emsley, Clive 2009

        Book Recommended Also available as a MyiLibrary ebook.

      3. Crime and society in England, 1750-1900 - Emsley, Clive 2009

        Book  Also available as a MyiLibrary ebook.

    2. Websites 2 items
      1. Old Bailey Historical Essays: Crime, Justice and Punishment

        Webpage Essential Old Bailey Online Historical Background: Crime, Justice and Punishment

    3. Reference Works 4 items
      1. The Oxford history of the laws of England: Vol. 11: 1820-1914 - Cornish, W. R. 2010

        Book Further Also available as an ebook via Oxford Scholarship Online.

      2. The Oxford history of the laws of England: Vol. 12: 1820-1914. Private law - Cornish, W. R. 2010

        Book Further Also available as an ebook via Oxford Scholarship Online.

      3. The Oxford history of the laws of England: Vol. 13: 1820-1914 - Cornish, W. R., 1820-1914 2010

        Book Further Also available as an ebook via Oxford Scholarship Online.

      4. A history of English criminal law and its administration from 1750 - Leon Radzinowicz 1948

        Book 

  7. Further Reading (General Legal History) 3 items
    1. Historical foundations of the common law - Milsom, S. F. C. 1981

      Book 

    2. The law's two bodies: some evidential problems in English legal history - John Hamilton Baker 2001

      Book  Also available as an ebook via Oxford Scholarship Online

  8. Primary Sources 7 items
    1. Crime, Punishment, and Popular Culture - Home

      Webpage  Contains wide range of primary materials on criminal justice in the period 1790-1920

    2. The Making of Modern Law -- Basic Search

      Webpage  This database contains a large number of legal treatises and works for our period.

    3. Artemis Primary Sources - Home

      Webpage  Collection of databases from Gale.

    4. The Times Digital Archive, 1785-1985 - Oberhelman, David Oberhelman, David (correspondence author)

      Journal  Contains all editions of The Times 1785-1985. You can browse issues to find reports of criminal cases, or you can try word searches, eg. for 'Assizes'.

    5. U.K. Parliamentary Papers - Basic Search

      Webpage  Large database of parliamentary materials, including the debates and reports of select committees etc. Use the advanced search to narrow the field.