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This list relates to the academic year 2015-2016 which ended on 31/08/2016
  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 Blackboard - Course Content- Seminar Materials - Reading Materials folder.

    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 19 items
    This section contains materials relevant to Seminar 1.
    1. Seminar 1 6 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. 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 Blackboard - Course Content- Seminar Materials - Reading Materials folder.

      3. From Altercation To Adversary Trial

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

      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. Punishment and Reformation - Clive Emsley

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

    2. Further Reading for Seminar 1 6 items
      1. Chapter 11: Conclusion. Law & social relations, 1740-1820

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

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

        Book  Also available as an ACLS ebook

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

        Book  ACLS Humanities E-Book

      4. 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

      5. 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.

    3. Further Reading on the Felony Trial Process 4 items
      1. The bar and the Old Bailey, 1750-1850 - May, Allyson N. 2003

        Book 

    4. General Character of c.18 Criminal Justice System 3 items
      1. Property Authority & The Criminal Law

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

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

        Book  Digitised reading also available - see next entry

  3. Legislation and Policy 10 items
    1. Seminar 2 5 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 Blackboard - Course Content- Seminar Materials - Reading Materials folder.

      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

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

    2. Further Reading 5 items
      1. The hanging tree: execution and the English people, 1770-1868 - Gatrell, V. A. C. 1994

        Book  There is an electronic copy of the introduction to this book available on the Blackboard module page in the Criminal Justice/Reading folder.

      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. Legal Literature and Common Law 15 items
    Contains materials for seminar 3.
    1. Seminar 3 6 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

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

    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 9 items
    1. Seminar 4 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 Blackboard - Course Content- Seminar Materials - Reading Materials folder.

      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 Weiner

        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.

    2. Further Reading 3 items
  6. Contract & Tort 10 items
    1. Seminar Reading 4 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 Blackboard - Course Content- Seminar Materials - Reading Materials folder.

      2. A historical introduction to the law of obligations - Ibbetson, D. J. 1999

        Book  The relevant extracts from this book are available electronically. Please see Blackboard - Course Content- Seminar Materials - Reading Materials folder.

      3. I. Introduction - Michael Lobban

        Chapter  Available via Oxford Scholarship Online

      4. The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume 12: 1820–1914 English Legal System

        Book  Parts 2 (Contract) and 4 (Tort) contain comprehensive account of developments in the period 1820-1914. The most relevant chapters are Part 2: I, II & III, Part 4: I, II & III. These contain much more detail than you will require, but are useful for reference.

    2. Further Reading (Civil Justice System and Obligations) 6 items
      1. Law and society in England 1750-1950 - Cornish, W. R., Clark, G. N. 1989

        Book  Standard text

      2. I. General Introduction - Patrick Polden

        Chapter  Available via Oxford Scholarship Online

      3. The Oxford history of the laws of England: Vol. 11: 1820-1914 - W. R. Cornish 2010

        Book  Also available as an ebook via Oxford Scholarship Online. Part 1 of this volume of the Oxford History contains chapters on some important general themes to which you may wish to refer. Part 3 contains a full account of the court system.

      4. An introduction to English legal history - Baker, John Hamilton 2002

        Book Recommended See chapter 20 (Contract) and 23 (Negligence). Part 1 of the book provides an introduction to the common law system. Note that the coverage of this book extends over the whole of the common law, so make sure that you focus on the modern period (1750-1950).

      5. The rise and fall of freedom of contract - Atiyah, P. S. 1979

        Book 

  7. General Resources 8 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

      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 3 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.

  8. 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