Crime, Prosecution and Social Relations: The Summary Courts of the City of London in the Late…

Hardcover | August 13, 2009

byD. Gray

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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.

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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 sy...

DREW GRAY is Senior Lecturer in the History of Crime at the University of Northampton, UK. His latest research project is studying the caseload of a Northamptonshire magistrate in the mid eighteenth century. His second book, London Shadows, a Study of Victorian Crime and Popular Culture, is due for publication in 2011.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:August 13, 2009Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230203973

ISBN - 13:9780230203976

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Table of Contents

Introduction *  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? * Bibliography