Crime, Prosecution and Social Relations

The Summary Courts of the City of London in the Late Eighteenth Century

  • Drew D. Gray

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
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    Pages 1-12
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 175-228

About this book


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.


crime criminal justice eighteenth century law poverty social history violence

Authors and affiliations

  • Drew D. Gray
    • 1
  1. 1.University of NorthamptonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2009
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-30159-1
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-24616-4
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