Policing and Punishment in London 1660-1750 (inbunden)
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Urban Crime and the Limits of Terror

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This pioneering study examines the considerable changes that took place in the criminal justice system in the century after the Restoration. Against a background of social and cultural change in the metropolis the author reveals how and why an alternative means of dealing with crime emerged in the policing of London, in the practices and procedures of prosecution, and in the establishment of new forms of punishment.
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Crime, History & Societies ... rich study ... will be required reading for anyone interested in the history of London's policing.

Journal of Urban History We know Beattie's work by now: path breaking, authoritative, detailed. He produces a whole range of fascinating material, the kind of material that can be uncovered only by systematic archival work ... Quite simply Policing and Punishment in London 1660-1750 should be read by all those with an interest in the period or in the history of crime and policing.

The London Journal Beattie's great strength is in the way he draws together different methodologies. The result is that for the reader, this book can be read on many levels. For the student of criminal justice, it provides a reference book, to be dipped into at will. For the historian of trends and patterns of crime and law enforcement, it provides both breadth and depth - quantitative and qualitative analyses of change. For the historian of culture, it provides a context against
which to read the vast literature, both manuscript and printed, which survives from the eighteenth century. For the historian from below, it provides insights into both the ordinary and extraordinary lives of those involved in the business of crime. As a result this book will endure as a remarkable
legacy to future historians of crime.

The London Journal ... the vigorous research and methodology that underpin this book should also be highlighted. Few historians of crime are capable of matching Beattie in the sheer volume of material he draws upon.

The London Journal John Beattie's Crime and the Courts in England, 1660-1800 (Oxford, 1986) achieved the rare status of becoming an indispensable text-book. That John Beattie has managed to so the same again with this second book seems an immense achievement.

Crime, History & Societies There are many other aspects of law enforcement and judicial processes which Beattie reflects on in this rich study. Like his earlier book this one will be required reading for anyone interested in the history of London's policing, the nature of the city watch, the processes of 'thief-taking' and the problems of corruption in criminal law enforcement.

Crime, History & Societies Never before has the way that London's authorities and the city's criminal problems dominated national policy been more strikingly demonstrated.

Albion This is a brilliant book that will repay the attention of all early modern historians.

Albion ... this is an excellent book that will do much to shape the history of criminal justice for generations to come.

Albion In apparent asides to his main subject Beattie also gives us histories of everything from street lighting to watchboxes, and adds substantially to our understanding of the development of the City of London as a physical and social entity.

Albion John Beattie has created a comprehensive guide to the development of the Old ...

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1. Introduction - The Crime Problem; POLICING AND PROSECUTION; 2. The City Magistrates and the Process of Prosecution; 3. Constables and other officers; 4. Policing the Night Streets; 5. Detection and prosecution: thief-takers, 1690-1720; PROSECUTION AND PUNISHMENT; 6. The Old Bailey in the Late Seventeenth Century; 7. The Revolution, crime, and punishment in London, 1690-1713; 8. Crime and the State, 1714-1750; 9. William Thomson and transportation; 10. Conclusion; Bibliography of Manuscript Sources