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‘Circumstances of Unexplained Savagery’: The Gilchrist Murder Case and Its Legacy, 1908–1927

Anne-Marie Kilday

Anne-Marie Kilday is Professor of Criminal History at Oxford Brookes University, UK. She is the author of A History of Infanticide in Britain (2013) and Women and Violent Crime in Enlightenment Scotland (2007), as well as the editor, together with David Nash, of Histories of Crime, 1600-2000 (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fair and Unfair Trials in the British Isles, 1800–1940 : Microhistories of Justice and Injustice

Bloomsbury academic, 2020

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...Introduction When the well-known Scottish lawyer and amateur criminologist William Roughead (1870–1952) was describing the murder of an elderly woman in her own home in Glasgow...

The Maamtrasna Murders: The Trial of Myles Joyce

Fair and Unfair Trials in the British Isles, 1800–1940 : Microhistories of Justice and Injustice

Bloomsbury academic, 2020

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...Introduction In 1882, five members of the Joyce family were brutally murdered in a rural part of western Ireland. Utilizing all its legal powers and privileges, the Crown secured...

The Trials of Peter Barrett: A Microhistory of Dysfunction in the Irish Criminal Justice System

Fair and Unfair Trials in the British Isles, 1800–1940 : Microhistories of Justice and Injustice

Bloomsbury academic, 2020

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...Introduction In 1869 an assassination attempt was made on Captain Thomas Eyre Lambert. Lambert, a prominent Galway landowner, was returning home...

‘Joseph Aaku’s Cat’: Imagining Home and Race in St Pancras

Alexa Neale

Alexa Neale is Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow in Historical Criminology at the University of Sussex, UK. She is currently researching crime narratives and the meaning of evidence in a project titled ‘Black Books: The Institutional Memory of Hanging and Mercy at the Home Office’. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Photographing Crime Scenes in 20th-Century London : Microhistories of Domestic Murder

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Encountering Oakley Square One foggy Friday evening in November 1951, Theresa Maher stepped from the busy pavement of Eversholt Street...

‘A Monstrous Innovation on the Laws’: Murder and Double Jeopardy at the Old Bailey

Fair and Unfair Trials in the British Isles, 1800–1940 : Microhistories of Justice and Injustice

Bloomsbury academic, 2020

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...Introduction On an evening in May 1827 in Whitechapel, Officer Ebenezer Dalton was called to a lodging in a house in St. Christopher Court, just around the corner from Lambeth...

‘All That They Had Heard, All That They Had Read, All That They Had Seen’: Questions of Fairness and Justice in the Trial of George Vass

Fair and Unfair Trials in the British Isles, 1800–1940 : Microhistories of Justice and Injustice

Bloomsbury academic, 2020

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...Introduction On the 28th of February 1863, the Newcastle Daily Journal included a dramatic editorial comment: We publish the report of the trial...

Legislating to Ensure ‘Impartial’ Justice: Palmer’s Act of 1856

Fair and Unfair Trials in the British Isles, 1800–1940 : Microhistories of Justice and Injustice

Bloomsbury academic, 2020

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...Introduction On the morning of Wednesday the 14th of May 1856, a trial unparalleled in English legal history opened at London’s Central Criminal Court...

The Bobbed-Haired Bandit and the Smash-and-Grab Raider

Fair and Unfair Trials in the British Isles, 1800–1940 : Microhistories of Justice and Injustice

Bloomsbury academic, 2020

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...Introduction This chapter considers the criminal careers of two offenders, ‘Ruby’ Spark and Lilian Goldstein and illuminates how press coverage of their exploits was made to conform...

‘Police Fiasco’, ‘The Black Army’, ‘Devil Dodgers’ and ‘Humbug’: The Apparent ‘Inevitably’ of Unfair Blasphemy Trials up to 1922

David Nash

David Nash is Professor of History at Oxford Brookes University, UK. He is the editor, together with Anne-Marie Kilday, of Law, Crime and Deviance Since 1700 (Bloomsbury, 2017) and the author of Christian Ideals in British Society (2013). He is the editor of the Social and Cultural History journal. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fair and Unfair Trials in the British Isles, 1800–1940 : Microhistories of Justice and Injustice

Bloomsbury academic, 2020

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...Introduction This chapter investigates the cases of blasphemous libel brought against Ernest Pack, Thomas William Stewart and John William Gott in the Edwardian period and beyond. These are seen as the culmination...

‘Isn’t Dinner Ready?’: Spatializing Working-Class Home and Marriage in Camden

Alexa Neale

Alexa Neale is Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow in Historical Criminology at the University of Sussex, UK. She is currently researching crime narratives and the meaning of evidence in a project titled ‘Black Books: The Institutional Memory of Hanging and Mercy at the Home Office’. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Photographing Crime Scenes in 20th-Century London : Microhistories of Domestic Murder

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Encountering Prebend Street Police Constable Alexander Hall rocked gently on his heels as he stood watching...