'A Serious and Growing Evil’
Throughout the nineteenth century and twentieth century, various attempts were made to define and control problematic behaviour by use of the somewhat nebulous concept of ‘indecency’ by legal and legislative means, though remarkably public indecency remains a much under-researched aspect and period...
To Be Published May 1st 2015 by Routledge
Crime in England 1688-1815 covers the ‘long’ eighteenth century, a period which saw huge and far-reaching changes in criminal justice history. These changes included the introduction of transportation overseas as an alternative to the death penalty, the growth of the magistracy, the birth of...
Published September 24th 2013 by Routledge
A History of the Bow Street Runners, 1792-1839
This book provides an account and analysis of the history of the Bow Street Runners, precursors of today's police force. Through a detailed analysis of a wide range of both qualitative and quantitative research data, this book provides a fresh insight into their history, arguing that the use of Bow...
Published March 20th 2012 by Routledge