March 16, 2017

Broadmoor gobbet

For class...

In the sitting-room, which is nearly always full, the first thing that strikes [you] on entrance is […] the criminal type of all the faces […] The low mental organisation which one always finds associated with crime in the common run of criminals, the small head, narrow and receding forehead, and restless furtive eyes are at Broadmoor intensified, and in most cases accompanied with a weakly, undersized physical development. Small ill-formed heads, narrow, stooping shoulders, weak limbs, and the shuffling hesitating gait, are the rule among them.

‘A Visit to the Criminal Lunatic Asylum’, The Times, 13 January 1865

March 10, 2017

Revision Seminars

Revision seminars will be held in week 2:

Thursday 4th May (H355), 10-12 - Gobbets

Friday 5th May (H303), 10-12 - Sections B & C

Last ever Friday seminar (apart from revision)!

Please could you read the following:

James & Anna B - Transportation databases (Queensland and Ireland-Australia)

Rachel, Robin & Lewis - Old Bailey

Dan & Ellie - James Vaux

Alice & Helen - George Barrington

Ella & Victoria - Molesworth

Kieran & Anna S - Parliamentary Papers

Last ever Thursday seminar (apart from revision)!

Please could everyone look at an Old Bailey trial involving insanity or the insanity plea - considering in particular how the defendant was diagnosed as insane (or not).

Then at the following sources:

Yetunde and Oliver B - Hume

Charlotte and James - Queen v McNaghten

Louisa and Aksana - Davey

Izzy and Blessing - Fraser's magazine

Mikka and Oliver R-J - Forbes Winslow

Allemat, Amie, Abi and Zoe - Broadmoor rules and Bethlem records (note not all the latter are digitised. The ones that are have 'Image' next to them in the catalgoue. eg see:

March 09, 2017

new article just ppublished on moral panics

Dear All,

The new issue of Past and Present has an article on moral panic by Robert Shoemaker (co-creator of Old Bailey online) which may be of interest:

March 05, 2017

Reading on Transportation

Writing about web page

Please could you read the following:

Alice - Anderson (Convicts, carcerality...)

Anna S - Anderson (Transnational histories...)

Anna B - special issue of Cultural and Social History

Robin - Devereaux

Dan - Durston

Lewis - Ford/Roberts (Legal change...)

James - Ford/Roberts (NSW...)

Helen - Harling

Victoria - Hirst

Kieran - Hughes

Ellie - Nunn

Ella - Oxley

Rachel - Morgan/Rushton

Thursday group reading in crime and insanity

Writing about web page

Please could you look at the following:

Blessing - Smith

Mikka - Shephard

Aleemat - Marland

Izzy - Tighe

Louisa - Walker (vol 1 look at section on 19th century)

Olive B - Robinson

James - Skultans

Olive R-J - Kelly

Abi - Jackson

Charlotte - Harris

Amie - Eigen

Yetunde - Prior

Aksana - Andrews

Zoe - Eigen

February 26, 2017

Juvenile crime sources

Please could everyone research a case of juvenile crime from the Old Bailey or newspapers and consider if juveniles appeared to be treated more sympathetically because of their youth.

Also look at the following:

Mary Carpenter: Ella, Ellie and Keiran

Parliamentary Papers: Helen, James and Victoria

Greenwood: Robin, Lewis, Anna S and Rachel

Manchester Guardian: Dan, Alice and Anna B

White Collar crime sources

Please could you all research a case of white collar crime from the Old Bailey or the newspapers and consider whether you think the defendants were treated more leniently than other types of thefts?

Also look at the following pieces:

Anne Hurle: Blessing and Oliver B

Greenwood: Aleemat and Oliver R-J

Egan: Mikka, Yetunde and Izzy

Exchequer Bills Forgery: Louisa, James and Aksana

Liverpool Mercury: Amie and Zoe

Bram Stoker: Abi and Charlotte

February 16, 2017

Friday group reading on juvenile crime

Please could you read the following:

James - Cox & Shore

Anna B - Davies

Rachel - Duckworth

Lewis - Gillis

Dan - King

Ellie - Koven

Alice - Gooderson

Helen - Lerman

Ella - Pickard

Victoria - Margarey

Kieran - May

Anna S - Shore (Trouble with boys)

Robin - Shore (Cross coves)

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