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Crime, prosecution and social relations : the summary courts of the city of London in the late eighteenth century /
Drew D. Gray.
imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
description
xii, 228 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0230203973 (hbk.), 9780230203976 (hbk.)
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imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
isbn
0230203973 (hbk.)
9780230203976 (hbk.)
contents note
Locating the summary courts -- Policing & personnel : constables and the watching system -- Property offending in the City of London -- Settling their differences : the prosecution of interpersonal violence -- Regulating the streets -- Quelling the Smithfield yahoos : Bullock-hunting on the streets of London -- The regulation of trade and poverty -- The peoples courts?
abstract
"Offers a fascinating view of the social history of Georgian London through the workings of the Summary courts. By analyzing the summary proceedings and the use of the law by ordinary citizens - to prosecute theft, violence and resolve disputes - this study represents an important addition to our understanding of the criminal justice system"--Provided by publisher.
catalogue key
7029891
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-223) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Drew D. Gray is Senior Lecturer in the History of Crime at the University of Northampton, UK. His latest research project is studying the caseload of the Northamptonshire magistracy in the eighteenth century. His second book, London Shadows: The Dark Side of Victorian London is scheduled for publication in 2011.
Summaries
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Offers a fascinating view of the social history of Georgian London through the workings of the Summary courts and the use of the law by ordinary citizens
Library of Congress Summary
"Offers a fascinating view of the social history of Georgian London through the workings of the Summary courts. By analyzing the summary proceedings and the use of the law by ordinary citizens - to prosecute theft, violence and resolve disputes - this study represents an important addition to our understanding of the criminal justice system"--Provided by publisher.
Main Description
Offers a fascinating view of the social history of Georgian London through the workings of the Summary courts. By analyzing the summary proceedings and the use of the law by ordinary citizens - to prosecute theft, violence and resolve disputes - this study represents an important addition to our understanding of the criminal justice system.
Long Description
Crime, Prosecution and Social Relations offers a fascinating view of the social history of Georgian London through the hitherto neglected prism of the Summary courts. This study looks at how rich and poor Londoners used these courts to prosecute those that assaulted or stole from them; to negotiate better working conditions; and to punish prostitutes, vagrants and disorderly apprentices. It argues that while most previous work on crime has focused on the courts of assize and quarter session, and on offences that attracted sentences of hanging and transportation, it was at Summary level that most people experienced the law in this period. This is the first monograph to deal exclusively with the nature and role of summary proceedings in England in the long eighteenth century within the context of the social history of crime and the criminal justice system and therefore represents an important addition to our understanding of this area of history.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This book offers a fascinating view of the social history of Georgian London through the workings of the summary courts. By analyzing the summary proceedings & the use of the law by ordinary citizens, this study represents an important addition to our understanding of the criminal justice system.
Table of Contents
List of Tablesp. viii
List of Figuresp. x
List of Abbreviationsp. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xii
Introductionp. 1
Locating the Summary Courtsp. 13
Policing and Personnel: Constables and the Watching Systemp. 35
Property Offending in the City of Londonp. 67
Settling their Differences: The Prosecution of Interpersonal Violencep. 92
Regulating the Streetsp. 116
Quelling the Smithfield Yahoos: Bullock-hunting on the Streets of Londonp. 136
The Regulation of Trade and Povertyp. 148
The People's Courts?p. 167
Notesp. 175
Bibliographyp. 207
Indexp. 224
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