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Crime, Prosecution and Social Relations

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


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Drew D. Gray
    Pages 1-12
  3. Drew D. Gray
    Pages 13-34
  4. Drew D. Gray
    Pages 67-91
  5. Drew D. Gray
    Pages 116-135
  6. Drew D. Gray
    Pages 148-166
  7. Drew D. Gray
    Pages 167-174
  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

  1. 1.University of NorthamptonUK

About the authors

DREW GRAY is Senior Lecturer in the History of Crime at the University of Northampton, UK. His latest research project is studying the caseload of a Northamptonshire magistrate in the mid eighteenth century. His second book, London Shadows, a Study of Victorian Crime and Popular Culture, is due for publication in 2011.

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