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NCJ Number: 157576 Find in a Library
Title: Crime and Inequality in Eighteenth-Century London (From Crime and Inequality, P 116-139, 1995, John Hagan and Ruth D. Peterson, eds. - See NCJ-157570)
Author(s): J Beattie
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 24
Sponsoring Agency: Stanford University Press
Stanford, CA 94305
Sale Source: Stanford University Press
Stanford, CA 94305
United States of America
Type: Historical Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This chapter uses records from the Old Bailey court in London, England, as well as other historical data, to examine the relationship between crime and inequality in that city during the 18th Century.
Abstract: The analysis focuses primarily on property crimes, the offenses most likely to have arisen out of economic deprivation, and the offenses most often prosecuted before the major courts in England. The effects of poverty were felt most strongly in urban areas, hence the analysis is based on prosecuted crime in London. One of the issues which receives principal attention in the analysis is patterns of women's crime, as women were unusually prominent in Old Bailey prosecutions during the study period, and women were the targets of some of the crime prevention responses initiated by the authorities. 1 table and 2 figures
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): England; History of criminal justice; Property crime statistics; Prosecution
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