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Module Reading List

Crime, Law and Social Change: Crime and Criminal Justice in Historical Perspective, 2019/20, Semester 1
Dr Henry Yeomans
H.P.Yeomans@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Reading lists

The university library has a wealth of books that cover issues raised within the module. The following reading lists indicate the important readings that will be referred to in lectures and seminars You are expected to read at least one or two relevant readings each week (in addition to seminar preparation work). You should use these lists to help you identify relevant material for your essay preparation. When preparing for the assessment, be aware that additional specific reading materials will be cited within lecture handouts and these may also be useful.

Core Reading

There is no one key book which is used for this module. However, the following books are good general resources as each covers much of the material dealt with in this module. Those highlighted in bold are probably the most suitable if you intend to buy a book (although note the timeframes for the Emsley books).

Briggs, John, Harrison, Christopher, McInnes, Angus and Vincent, David (1996), Crime and Punishment in England: An Introductory History, UCL Press: London. Available as an ebook through the library.

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

Emsley, Clive (2011), Crime and Society in Twentieth Century England, Longman: Harlow.

Godfrey, Barry and Lawrence, Paul (2011), Crime and Justice 1750-1950, Routledge: London.

Godfrey, Barry, Lawrence, Paul and Williams, Chris A. (2007), History and Crime, Sage: London.

Gray, Drew (2016), Crime, Policing and Punishment in England, 1660-1914, Bloomsbury: London.

Hay, Douglas, Linebaugh, Peter, Rule, John, Thompson, Edward and Winslow, Cal (1977), Albion’s Fatal Tree, Peregrine: Norwich.

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

Knepper, Paul and Johansen, Anja (2016), The Oxford Handbook of the History of Crime and Criminal Justice, Oxford University Press: Oxford.

Supplementary Reading [with comments]

These books are recommended as they are relevant to several parts of the module (although not necessarily all of it).

Churchill, David (2018), Crime Control and Everyday Life in the Victorian City: The Police and the Public, Oxford University Press: Oxford. [Covers policing, prosecution and other responses to crime in the Victorian period. Nb. This book should be available shortly after publication in January 2018.]

Cox, David J. (2013), Crime in England 1688-1815, Routledge: London.

Emsley, Clive (1991) The English Police: A Political and Social History, Harvester Wheatsheaf: London. [As the name suggests, a history of the English police.]

Godfrey, Barry (2014), Crime in England 1880-1945: the Rough and the Criminal, the Policed and the Incarcerated, Routledge: London.

Foucault, Michel (1991) Discipline and Punish, Penguin: London. [Seminal examination of changes in punishment.]

Johnston, Helen (2015), Crime in England 1815-1880: Experiencing the Criminal Justice System, Routledge: London.

Pinker, Stephen (2011), The Better Angels of Our Nature, Penguin: London. [A wide-ranging history of violence.]

Rowbotham, Judith and Stevenson, Kim (2003), Behaving Badly: Social Panic and Moral Outrage – Victorian and Modern Parallels, Ashgate: Aldershot. [An edited collection of useful chapters which span various aspects of crime history.]

Rowbotham, Judith and Stevenson, Kim (2005), Criminal Conversations, Ohio State University Press: Ohio. [Another useful edited collection which focuses specifically on the nineteenth century.]

Taylor, David (2010), Hooligans, Harlots and Hangmen: Crime and Punishment in Victorian Britain, Praeger: Santa Barbara. Thompson, E.P. (1980), The Making of the English Working Class, Middlesex: Penguin. [Hugely significant piece of social history. Chapters 3 and 4 are particularly relevant to crime and social class.]

Thompson, E.P. (1977), Whigs and Hunters, Penguin: Middlesex. [An important analysis of the Black Act 1723 and the establishment of the Bloody Code.]

Thompson, E.P. (1993), Customs in Common, Penguin: Middlesex. [Collection of fascinating chapters which relating to some aspect of deviance and social control in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.]

Turner, Jo, Taylor, Paul, Morley, Sharon and Corteen, Karen (2017), A Companion to the History of Crime and Criminal Justice, Policy Press: Bristol. [Very useful reference book containing an A-Z of important topics in this subject area.]

Wiener, Martin (1994), Reconstructing the Criminal, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge.

Wiener, Martin 2004), Men of Blood: Violence, Manliness and Criminal Justice in Victorian England, Cambridge University press: Cambridge. [An examination of male violence in the Victorian period.]

Historiographical Reviews

Churchill, David C. (2014), ‘Rethinking the State Monopolisation Thesis: the Historiography of Policing and Criminal Justice in Nineteenth-Century England’, Crime, History and Societies Vol.18 (1), pp.131-152.

Emsley, Clive (2005), ‘Filling in, Adding up, Moving on: Criminal Justice History in Contemporary Britain’, Crime, History and Societies Vol.9 (1), pp.117-138.

Emsley, Clive (2007), ‘Historical Perspectives on Crime’ in The Oxford Handbook of Criminology, fourth edition, edited by Maguire, Mike, Morgan, Rod and Reiner, Robert, Oxford University Press: Oxford.

Knepper, Paul (2015), Writing the History of Crime, Bloomsbury: London.

Lawrence, Paul (2016), ‘The Historiography of Crime and Criminal Justice’ in The Oxford Handbook of the History of Crime and Criminal Justice, edited by Paul Knepper and Anja Johansen, Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp.17-37.

Smith, Bruce P. (2007), ‘English Criminal Justice Administration, 1650-1850: a Historiographic Essay’, Law and History Review Vol.25 (3), pp.593-634.

Williams, Chris A. (2008), ‘Ideologies, Structures, and Contingencies: Writing the History of British Criminal Justice since 1975’, Revue Française de Civilisation Britannique Vol.14, pp.59-84.

Other Useful Resources

Lecture specific reading lists

You should read one or two lecture specific items from this list prior to each weekly lecture. Items which provide a broad introduction to each lecture topic have been highlighted with an asterisk (*). But, to ease pressure on library resources, a number of items are listed for each week. There are also some readings which offer more specific and/or developed analysis. Do not worry if you cannot get the asterisked items – there are many useful readings for each topic. The important thing is that you are completing reading regularly.

Week 1 - Introduction

Emsley, Clive (2011), Crime and Society in Twentieth Century England, Pearson: Harlow. Chapters 1 and 2.

Emsley, Clive (2010), Crime and Society in England 1750-1900, Longman: Harlow, Chapters 1 and 2.

Lawrence, Paul (2016), ‘The Historiography of Crime and Criminal Justice’ in The Oxford Handbook of the History of Crime and Criminal Justice, edited by Paul Knepper and Anja Johansen, Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp.17-37.

*Lea, John (2006), ‘Criminology and History’, https://web.archive.org/web/20160331005152/http:/www.bunker8.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/history/36801.htm [accessed 27/9/19].

Wiener, Martin (1990) Reconstructing the Criminal, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, Chapter 1.

Yeomans, Henry (2019), ‘Historical Context and the Criminological Imagination: Towards a Three Dimensional Criminology’, Criminology and Criminal Justice Vol.19 (4), pp.456-474.

Week 2 – The Bloody Code and Property Crime

Briggs, John, Harrison, Christopher, McInnes, Angus and Vincent, David (1996), Crime and Punishment in England: An Introductory History, UCL Press: London, Chapter 7.

Bushaway, Bob (1982) By Rite, Junction: London.

Godfrey, Barry and Lawrence, Paul (2011), Crime and Justice 1750-1950, Routledge: London, Chapter 4.

*Hay, Douglas (1977), ‘Property, Authority and the Criminal Law’, in Albion’s Fatal Tree edited by Hay, Douglas, Linebaugh, Peter, Rule, John, Thompson, Edward and Winslow, Cal, Peregrine: Norwich, pp.17-63.

Hay, Douglas (1977), ‘Poaching and the Game Laws on Cannock Chase’, in Albion’s Fatal Tree edited by Hay, Douglas, Linebaugh, Peter, Rule, John, Thompson, Edward and Winslow, Cal, Peregrine: Norwich, pp.189-253.

King, Peter (1989) ‘Gleaners, Farmers and the Failure of Legal Sanctions in England, 1750-1850’, Past and Present Vol.125 (1), pp.116-150.

Langbein, John (1983), 'Albion's Fatal Flaws', Past & Present. Vol.93, pp.96-120.

*National Archive, ‘Did Governments in this period decide what kinds of people were to be regarded as criminals?’, http://nationalarchives.gov.uk/education/candp/crime/g04/default.htm

Rule, John G. (1977), ‘Wrecking and Coastal Plunder’, in Albion’s Fatal Tree edited by Hay, Douglas, Linebaugh, Peter, Rule, John, Thompson, Edward and Winslow, Cal, Peregrine: Norwich, pp.167-188.

Thompson, E.P. (1963), The Making of the English Working Class, Victor Gollancz: London.

Thompson, E.P. (1977), Whigs and Hunters, Penguin: Middlesex.

Thompson, E.P. (1993), Customs in Common, Penguin: Middlesex, Chapter 3.

Week 3 – The ‘Criminal Class’ in the Nineteenth Century

Agar, A.W. (2014), Crime and Poverty in Nineteenth Century England, Bloomsbury: London

Bailey, V. (1993), 'The Fabrication of Deviance: dangerous classes and criminal class in Victorian England' in Protest and Survival : the Historical Experience : Essays for E.P. Thompson , edited by J. Rule and R.Malcolmson, pp. 221-256.

Briggs, John, Harrison, Christopher, McInnes, Angus and Vincent, David (1996), Crime and Punishment in England: An Introductory History, UCL Press: London, Chapter 9.

*Emsley, Clive (2010), Crime and Society in England 1750-1900, Longman: Harlow, Chapters 3 and 7.

Godfrey, Barry, Lawrence, Paul and Williams, Chris A. (2007), History and Crime, Sage: London, Chapter 5.

*Godfrey, Barry and Lawrence, Paul (2011), Crime and Justice 1750-1950, Routledge: London, Chapter 7.

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

Melossi, Dario (2000), 'Changing Representations of the Criminal', British Journal of Criminology. Vol.40, pp.296-320.

Thompson, E.P. (1980), The Making of the English Working Class, Middlesex: Penguin, chapter 3.

Week 4 – Work, Industry and Discipline

*Emsley, Clive (2010), Crime and Society in England 1750-1900, Longman: Harlow, Chapters 6.

Emsley, Clive (2011), Crime and Society in Twentieth Century England, Pearson: Harlow. Chapters 5.

Godfrey, Barry (1999), ‘Law, Factory Discipline and “Theft”: The Impact of the Factory on Workplace Appropriation in Mid-Late Nineteenth Century’, British Journal of Criminology Vol. 39 (1), pp.56-71.

*Godfrey, Barry and Lawrence, Paul (2011), Crime and Justice 1750-1950, Routledge: London, Chapter 9.

Godfrey B. and Cox D (2013), Policing the Factory: Theft, Private Policing and the Law in Modern England, Bloomsbury: London

Thompson, E.P. (1991a), The Making of the English Working Class, Middlesex: Penguin [especially pp.569-659].

Thompson, E.P. (1993), Customs in Common, Penguin: Middlesex, Chapter 6.

Watkiss-Singleton, Ros (2014) ‘“Crime? No, it Wasn’t Really a Crime”: Using Oral History and Memoirs to Teach Crime History’, Law, Crime and History Vol.4 (1), http://www.pbs.plymouth.ac.uk/solon/journal/vol.4%20issue1%202014/Watkiss-Singleton%20paper%20-%20FINAL.pdf

Week 5 – Criminal ‘Others’: White Collar Crime

*Emsley, Clive (2010), Crime and Society in England 1750-1900, fourth edition, Longman: Harlow, Chapter 6.

Locker, John P. (2005), ‘“Quiet Thieves, Quiet Punishment”: Private Responses to the “Respectable” Offender, c.1850-1930’, Crime, History and Societies Vol.9 (1), pp.9-31.

Robb, George (1992), White-Collar Crime in Modern Britain: Financial Fraud and Business Morality 1845-1929, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge.

Robb, George (2006), ‘Women and White-Collar Crime: Debates on Gender, Fraud and the Corporate Economy in England and America, 1850–1930’, The British Journal of Criminology, Vol.46 (6), pp.1058-1072.

Sindall, Rob (1983), ‘Middle-Class Crime in Nineteenth-Century England’, Criminal Justice History Vol.4, pp.23-40.

Taylor, James (2013), Boardroom Scandal, Oxford University Press: Oxford.

Taylor, James (2017), ‘White-Collar Crime and the Law in Nineteenth-Century Britain’, Business History, forthcoming. [Online]. Available from: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00076791.2017.1339691

Wilson, Sarah (2006), ‘Law, Morality and Regulation: Victorian Experiences of Financial Crime’, The British Journal of Criminology Vol.46 (6), pp.1073-1090.

*Wilson, Sarah (2010), ‘Fraud and White Collar Crime: 1850 to the Present’ in Histories of Crime: Britain 1600-2000, edited by Kilday, Anne-Marie and Nash, David, Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, pp.141-159.

*Wilson, Sarah (2014), The Origins of Modern Financial Crime: Historical Foundations and Current Problems in Britain, Routledge: London.

Week 6 – Criminal ‘Others’: Gender

Bailey, Joanne (2010), ‘Cruelty and Adultery: Offences Against the Institution of Marriage’, in Histories of Crime: Britain 1600-2000, edited by Kilday, Anne-Marie, and Nash, David, Palgrave: Basingstoke, pp.39-59.

D’Cruze, Shani and Jackson, Louise (2009), Women, Crime and Justice in England since 1660, Palgrave: Basingstoke.

*Emsley, Clive (2010), Crime and Society in England 1750-1900, Longman: Harlow, Chapters 4.

Feeley, Malcolm and Little, Deborah (1991), ‘The Vanishing Female: The Decline of Women in the Criminal Process, 1687-1912’, Law and Society Review Vol. 25, pp.719-757.

Gatrell, Vic (1994), The Hanging Tree, Oxford University Press: Oxford, Chapter 13.

*Godfrey, Barry and Lawrence, Paul (2011), Crime and Justice 1750-1950, Routledge: London, Chapter 8.

Godfrey B. (2013), ‘A Historical Perspective on Criminal Justice Responses to Female and Male Offending’, in Oxford Handbook on Gender, Sex, and Crime edited by McCarthy W. and Gartner R., Oxford, Oxford University Press.

King, Peter (2000) Crime, Justice and Discretion in England 1740-1820, Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp 196-207 and 278-288.

King, Peter (2006), Crime and Law in England, 1750-1840, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, Chapter 6.

Malcolmson, R.W. (1977), ‘Infanticide in the eighteenth century’, in J. Cockburn (ed.), Crime in England 1550-1800, Princeton University Press: Princeton.

Rowbotham, Judith, (2000) ‘“Only When Drunk”: the stereotyping of violence in England, c.1850-1900’, in Everyday Violence in Britain, 1850-1950, edited by Shani D’Cruze, Pearson: Essex, pp.155-159.

Wiener, Martin J. (2004), Men of Blood, CUP: Cambridge.

Zedner, Lucia (1991), Women, Crime and Custody in Victorian England, Oxford University Press: Oxford.

Week 7 – Criminal ‘Others’: Juveniles

Cox, Pamela (2002), Gender, Justice and Welfare: Bad Girls in Britain, 1900-1950, Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke.

Davies, Andrew (1998), ‘Youth Gangs, Masculinity and Violence in Late Victorian Manchester and Salford’, Journal of Social History, Vol. 32(2), pp.349-369.

Emsley, Clive (2011), Crime and Society in Twentieth-Century England, Longman: Harlow. Chapter 4.

*Godfrey, Barry and Lawrence, Paul (2015), Crime and Justice since 1750, second edition, Routledge: London. Chapter 8.

Gray, Drew D. (2016), Crime, Policing and Punishment in England, 1660-1914, Bloomsbury: London. Chapter 8.

Humphries, Stephen (1995), Hooligans or Rebels? An Oral History of Working-Class Childhood and Youth 1889-1939, Blackwell: Oxford. Especially chapters 6-8.

King, Peter (1998), ‘The Rise of Juvenile Delinquency in England 1780-1840: Changing Patterns of Perception and Prosecution’, Past and Present, Vol. 160, pp.116-166.

King, Peter (2006), Crime and Law in England, 1750-1840: Remaking Justice from the Margins, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge. Chapters 3-4.

May, Margaret (1973), ‘Innocence and Experience: The Evolution of the Concept of Juvenile Delinquency in the mid-Nineteenth Century’, Victorian Studies, Vol. 17(1), pp.7-29.

*Muncie, John (2015), Youth & Crime, fourth edition, Sage: London. Chapter 2.

*Pearson, Geoffrey (1983), Hooligan: A History of Respectable Fears, Macmillan: Basingstoke.

Shore, Heather (1999), Artful Dodgers: Youth and Crime in Early Nineteenth-Century London, Boydell Press: Woodbridge.

Week 8 – Criminal ‘Others’: Ethnicity

Conley, Carolyn (2007), Certain Other Countries: Homicide, Gender and National Identity in Late Nineteenth-Century England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, Ohio State University Press: Ohio.

Crymble, Adam (2017), ‘How Criminal were the Irish? Bias in the Detection of London Currency Crime, 1797-1821’, The London Journal, forthcoming. [Online]. Available from: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/03058034.2016.1270876

*Emsley, Clive (2005), Hard Men: the English and Violence since 1750, Hambledon and London: London, Chapter 5.

Englander, David (2010), ‘Policing the Ghetto: Jewish East London, 1880-1920’, Crime, History and Societies, Vol. 14(1), pp.29-50.

*Godfrey, Barry, Lawrence, Paul and Williams, Chris A. (2008), History and Crime, Sage: London, Chapter 6.

King, Peter (2013) ‘Ethnicity, Prejudice, and Justice: the Treatment of the Irish at the Old Bailey, 1750-1825’, Journal of British Studies, Vol.52 (2), pp.390-414. King, Peter and Wood, John Carter (2015), ‘Black People and the Criminal Justice System: Prejudice and Practice in Later Eighteenth‐ and Early Nineteenth‐Century London’, Historical Research Vol.88 (239), pp.100-124.

Linebaugh, Peter (1991), The London Hanged: Crime and Civil Society in the Eighteenth Century, Penguin: London, Chapter 9.

Nijhar, Preeti (2006), ‘Imperial Violence: The “Ethnic” as a Component of the “Criminal” Class in Victorian England’, Liverpool Law Review Vol.27 (3), pp.337-360.

Swift, Roger (1989), ‘Crime and the Irish in Nineteenth-Century Britain’ in The Irish in Britain, 1815-1939, edited by Roger Swift and Sheridan Gilley, Rowman and Littlefield: London.

*Swift, Roger (1997), ‘Heroes or Villains? The Irish, Crime, and Disorder in Victorian

England’, Albion Vol.29 (3), pp.399-421.

Whitfield, James (2004), Unhappy Dialogue: the Metropolitan Police and Black Londoners in Post-War Britain, Cullompton: Willan.

Week 9 and 10 – History of Violence 1 and 2

Carter-Wood, John (2003), 'Self-Policing and the Policing of the Self: Violence, Protection and the Civilizing Bargain in Britain', Crime, History and Society Vol.7 (1), pp.109-128.

D’Cruze, Shani (2010) ‘Murder and Fatality: The Changing Face of Homicide’, in Histories of Crime: Britain 1600-2000, edited by Kilday, Anne-Marie, and Nash, David, Palgrave: Basingstoke, pp.100-119.

*Eisner, Manuel (2001), ‘Modernization, Self-Control and Lethal Violence: The Long Term Dynamics of European Homicide Rates in Theoretical Perspective’, British Journal of Criminology Vol. 41 (4), pp.618-638.

Eisner, Manuel (2003), 'Long Term Historical Trends in Violent Crime', Crime and Justice Vol. 30, pp.83-142. Available at: http://www.vrc.crim.cam.ac.uk/vrcresearch/paperdownload/manuel-eisner-historical-trends-in-violence.pdf

Eisner, Manuel (2008), 'Modernity Strikes Back: A Historical Perspective on the Latest Increase in Interpersonal Violence (1960-1990)', International Journal of Conflict and Violence Vol.2 (2), pp.288-316.

Eisner, Manuel (2011), ‘Killing Kings: Patterns of Regicide in Europe, AD 600-1800’, British Journal of Criminology Vol.51 (3), pp.556-577.

Elias, Norbert (1994), The Civilizing Process, Blackwell: Oxford.

Godfrey, Barry and Lawrence, Paul (2011), Crime and Justice 1750-1950, Routledge: London, Chapter 6.

Gurr, Ted Robert (1981), ‘Historical Trends in Violent Crime: A Critical Review of the Evidence’, Crime and Justice Vol. 3, pp.295-353. http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/1147382.pdf?acceptTC=true&jpdConfirm=true 

Hall, Steve and Wilson, David (2014) ‘New Foundations: Pseudo-Pacification and Special Liberty as Potential Cornerstones for a Multi-Level Theory of Homicide and Serial Murder’, European Journal of Criminology Vol. 11 (5), pp.633-655.

Johnson, Eric A and Monkonnen, Eric H. (1996),The Civilization of Crime : Violence in Town and Country since the Middle Ages , University of Illinois Press: Illinois. See especially the chapter by Peter Spierenburg.

Pinker, Stephen (2011), The Better Angels of Our Nature, Penguin: London.

Spierenburg, Peter (2008), A History of Murder. Personal Violence in Europe from the Middle Ages to the Present, Polity Press: Cambridge.

Week 11 – Review of the Semester

 

 

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