Criminal London: A Pictorial History from Medieval Times To 1939

Criminal London: A Pictorial History from Medieval Times To 1939

by Mark D. Herber
     
 

The theme of this new book could be 'nothing really changes' - for riots, murders, fraud, burglary, robbery, bombings and forgery are still a part of London life. The author provides a well-researched and splendidly illustrated account of criminals and crime over the centuries - and of those who spent their lives pursuing them: the police, thief-takers, magistrates…  See more details below

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The theme of this new book could be 'nothing really changes' - for riots, murders, fraud, burglary, robbery, bombings and forgery are still a part of London life. The author provides a well-researched and splendidly illustrated account of criminals and crime over the centuries - and of those who spent their lives pursuing them: the police, thief-takers, magistrates and judges. From the triple tree of Tyburn to the prisons, stocks and hulks of London, he reveals the law in action to combat and to contain crime. He deals with the criminal courts, from the Royal Courts to the Police Courts, and with the evolution of the criminal justice system. Mark Herber's text is sometimes spine-chilling, sometimes sad, but always compelling. His book will be warmly welcomed by a wide range of readers, from historians and lawyers to policemen, prison officers and...criminals...not to mention the ordinary resident of the crime-conscious metropolis!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781860771996
Publisher:
British Association Local History
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Series:
None Ser.
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
8.34(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.89(d)

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