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Author Taylor, David, 1946 May 10-

Title Hooligans, harlots, and hangmen : crime and punishment in Victorian Britain / David Taylor

Publ Info Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, [2010]
 PC  HV6943 .T39 2010    DUE 09-04-14
 RWU Main Library  HV6943 .T39 2010    AVAILABLE
 Salve Main Collection  HV6943 .T39 2010    AVAILABLE
 URI  HV6943 T39 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xvii, 288 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Criminal history of Britain
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Introduction. Crime and Its Context -- Pt. I. Crime and Criminals -- Ch. 1. Crime in Victorian Britain: Miracle or Mirage! -- Ch. 2. Crimes of Violence -- Ch. 3. Garroters, Bank Robbers, and Poachers -- Ch. 4. Sex and Drugs -- Pt. II. Explaining the Criminal -- Ch. 5. The Malevolent Male -- Ch. 6. Harlots and Hooligans -- Pt. III. Courts and Coppers -- Ch. 7. Creating Criminals: Victorian Courts -- Ch. 8. The Creation of a Policed Society -- Pt. IV. Punishment -- Ch. 9. The Death Penalty: Dismantling the Bloody Code in Early Victorian Britain -- Ch. 10. The Death Penalty: The Abolition of Public Executions and the Failure of Total Abolition -- Ch. 11. Prison and the Problem of Secondary Punishment: Grinding Men Good -- Ch. 12. Prison and the Problem of Secondary Punishment: Grinding Men Down -- Ch. 13. Prison and the Problem of Secondary Punishment: The Treatment of Female and Juvenile Offenders -- Ch. 14. Afterword
Note "Encompassing the crimes of the never-identified Jack the Ripper, as well as many other equally intriguing criminals, Hooligans, Harlots, and Hangmen: Crime and Punishment in Victorian Britain is a detailed study of the criminal justice system as it evolved from the accession of Queen Victoria in 1837 to the outbreak of the "Great War" in 1914." "The first section of the book considers crimes and criminals, while the second looks at the ways in which the Victorians sought to explain this deviant behavior. The third section focuses on the creation of criminals through the work of the constabulary and the courts. The final section considers the changing ways in which criminals were punished as the scaffold gave way to the prison as the dominant means of punishment. A brief introduction and conclusion set Victorian crime into its broader sociopolitical context and relates the issues society grappled with then to those of the present day."--BOOK JACKET
LC subject Crime -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century
Punishment -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century
ISBN 9780313383557 (alk. paper)
0313383553 (alk. paper)
9780313383564 (ebook)
0313383561 (ebook)