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  1. Suggested Key Texts 11 items
    No single text gives coverage of the whole course; readings are drawn from a wide variety of sources, and you are required to make full use of library and journals where course material is available. You are expected to read a sufficient amount to enable active and full participation in the course. You are not required to buy a text book for this course, however, for those wishing to do so there are a number of frequently used books included on the reading lists: in particular:
    1. The Oxford history of the prison: the practice of punishment in western society - Morris, Norval, Rothman, David Jay 1998

      Book 

    2. Discipline and punish: the birth of the prison - Foucault, Michel 1991

      Book 

    3. Background/contextual reading on broader issues concerning crime and punishment in England, 1750-1900 4 items
      Useful starting points are
      1. Crime and justice, 1750-1950 - Godfrey, Barry S., Laurence, Paul 2005

        Book 

      2. History & crime - Godfrey, Barry S., Lawrence, Paul, Williams, Chris A. 2008

        Book 

      3. Crime, policing and punishment in England, 1660-1914 - Drew D. Gray 2016

        Book Recommended

  2. Weekly reading lists 282 items
    1. Introductory/General Reading for the Course 17 items
      1. Coercive confinement in Ireland: patients, prisoners and penitents - Eoin O'Sullivan, Ian O'Donnell 2014

        Book Essential

      2. Criminology : a sociological introduction - Eamonn Carrabine 2014

        Book  Chapter on 'Histories of Crime'.

      3. Introduction - A Davies 1999-1-1

        Article 

      4. Crime and society in England, 1750-1900 - Emsley, Clive 2010

        Book 

      5. The History of Crime and Crime Control Institutions, 1770-1945 - C Emsley

        Chapter 

      6. Comparative histories of crime - Godfrey, Barry S., Emsley, Clive, Dunstall, Graeme 2003

        Book 

      7. Crime and justice, 1750-1950 - Godfrey, Barry S., Laurence, Paul 2005

        Book 

      8. History & crime - Godfrey, Barry S., Lawrence, Paul, Williams, Chris A. 2008

        Book 

      9. Chapter on Crime and Punishment in History - T. Newburn

        Chapter 

      10. Execution as Punishment in England, 1750-2000 - J. Rowbotham

        Chapter 

      11. Criminology - Hale, Chris 2005

        Book 

      12. Crime, policing and punishment in England, 1750-1914 - Taylor, David 1998

        Book 

    2. 1) Module introduction and early modern forms of punishment 10 items
      1. Crime and punishment in England: an introductory history - Briggs, John c1996

        Book  See Part 1

      2. Crime and the courts in England, 1660-1800 - Beattie, J. M. 1986

        Book 

      3. Property, authority and the criminal law - D. Hay

        Chapter  This chapter is also available in Fitzgerald, M. et al (1981) Crime and Society: Readings in History and Theory, London: Routledge (which is available as an ebook).

      4. Crime in early modern England, 1550-1750 - Sharpe, James A. 1999

        Book 

      5. The Body and the State: Early Modern Europe - P. Spierenburg

        Chapter 

    3. 2) Convicts and the colonies: Transportation 36 items
      1. Crime and the courts in England, 1660-1800 - Beattie, J. M. 1986

        Book 

      2. Crime in a Convict Republic - John Braithwaite 2001

        Article 

      3. Crime and society in England, 1750-1900 - Emsley, Clive c2005

        Book  See chapter entitled Punishment and Reformation

      4. Punishment in Australian society - Mark Finnane c1997

        Book 

      5. Chain letters: narrating convict lives - Maxwell-Stewart, Hamish, Frost, Lucy 2001

        Book 

      6. The Australian Experience: The Convict Colony - J. Hirst 1998

        Chapter 

      7. London labour and the London poor - Mayhew, Henry 1861

        Book  Various editions available.

      8. Crime and society: readings in history and theory - Fitzgerald, Mike, McLennan, Gregor, Pawson, Jennie 1981

        Book  Two reprinted chapters by Henry Mayhew

      9. Convict Transportation from Britain and Ireland 1615-1870 - Hamish Maxwell-Stewart 11/2010

        Article  Very good overview article

      10. Crime, policing and punishment in England, 1750-1914 - Taylor, David 1998

        Book  See chapter 8

      11. Convict maids: the forced migration of women to Australia - Deborah Oxley 1996

        Book Recommended

    4. 3) Public execution in England, 1750-1868 38 items
      1. Crime and the courts in England, 1660-1800 - Beattie, J. M. 1986

        Book  See Chapters 9&10

      2. Tyburn: London's fatal tree - Brooke, Alan, Brandon, David 2004

        Book  Includes link to digital text of Chapter 11, The Lore of the Tyburn Crowd

      3. Crime and society in England, 1750-1900 - Emsley, Clive c2005

        Book  See chapter entitled Punishment and Reformation

      4. The hanging tree: execution and the English people 1770-1868 - Gatrell, V.A.C. 1994

        Book 

      5. Tales from the hanging court - Hitchcock, Tim, Shoemaker, Robert Brink 2010

        Book  Includes link to digitised chapter on 'Retribution'.

      6. Crime, justice, and discretion in England, 1740-1820 - King, Peter c2000

        Book  Chapters 8-10

      7. The Tyburn Riot against the Surgeons - P Linebaugh

        Chapter 

      8. Tyburn's martyrs: execution in England, 1675-1775 - McKenzie, Andrea 2007

        Book  The material in this book is slightly earlier than the period we are focusing on but it may prove useful.

      9. Execution as Punishment in England, 1750-2000 - J. Rowbotham

        Chapter 

      10. The London mob: violence and disorder in eighteenth-century England - Shoemaker, Robert Brink 2004

        Book 

      11. Crime, policing and punishment in England, 1750-1914 - Taylor, David 1998

        Book  See Chapter 8

    5. 4) The Birth of the Prison 1, 1780-1850 38 items
      1. Prison readings - Jewkes, Yvonne, Johnston, Helen 2006

        Book  Includes extracts from Foucault, DeLacy, McGowen, Priestley, Zedner and Clay

      2. The history of crime and crime control institutions, 1770-1945 - C. Emsley

        Chapter 

      3. Crime and society in England, 1750-1900 - Emsley, Clive c2005

        Book  See chapter entitled Punishment and Reformation

      4. The state of the prisons - John Howard 1977

        Book 

      5. Prisons in context from Prison readings - Y. Jewkes, H. Johnston

        Chapter 

      6. Transforming the Prison: Histories of Prison and Imprisonment, 1770-1952 - H. Johnston

        Chapter  (Digitised on ebridge)

      7. Doing time: an introduction to the sociology of imprisonment - Roger Matthews 1999

        Book  See Chapter One - The emergence of the modern prison.

      8. A history of English prison administration - Seán McConville 1981

        Book 

      9. Crime, policing and punishment in England, 1750-1914 - David Taylor 1998

        Book  See Chapter 8

      10. English local government - Sidney Webb, Beatrice Webb 1963

        Book 

      11. Women, crime, and custody in Victorian England - Lucia Zedner 1994

        Book 

    6. 5) The Birth of the Prison 2: Theoretical perspectives 25 items
      1. Visions of social control: crime, punishment and classification - Stanley Cohen 1985

        Book  See Chapter 1, 'The Master Patterns'

      2. Discipline and punish: the birth of the prison - Michel Foucault 1991

        Book  Chapter 1: the body of the Condemned is digitised.

      3. The state of the prisons - John Howard 1977

        Book  First published in 1777.

      4. Crime and society: readings in history and theory - Mike Fitzgerald, Gregor McLennan, Jennie Pawson 1981

        Book  See reprinted chapter by Ignatieff from A Just Measure of Pain.

      5. The prison and the factory: origins of the penitentiary system - Dario Melossi, Massimo Pavarini 1981

        Book  Digitised fourth chapter available.

      6. The Well-Ordered Prison, 1780-1865 - R. McGowen

        Chapter  Digitised on eBridge

      7. The discovery of the asylum: social order and disorder in the new Republic - David Jay Rothman 1971

        Book  Digitised chapter 4 available or see me for a copy.

      8. Perfecting the prison: United States, 1789-1865 - D. J. Rothman

        Chapter 

      9. Prison histories and competing audiences, 1776-1966 - K. Soothill

        Chapter 

      10. The origins of the prison - P. Spierenburg

        Chapter 

      11. Crime, policing and punishment in England, 1750-1914 - David Taylor 1998

        Book  See chapter 8

      12. English local government from the Revolution to the Municipal Corporation Act - Sidney Webb, Beatrice Webb 1906-1922

        Book  See Vol 6: English Prisons under Local Government

    7. 6) "Hard labour, hard board, hard fare": Convicts, prisoners and the end of Transportation, 1850-1895 31 items
      1. The History of Crime and Crime Control Institutions, 1770-1945 - C. Emsley

        Chapter 

      2. Crime and society in England, 1750-1900 - Clive Emsley c2005

        Book  See chapter entitled Punishment and Reformation

      3. Prisons in context from Prison readings - Y. Jewkes, H. Johnston

        Chapter 

      4. Transforming the Prison: Histories of Prison and Imprisonment, 1770-1952 - H. Johnston

        Chapter  Digitised on ebridge.

      5. London labour and the London poor - Mayhew, Henry 1861

        Book  Various editions available

      6. Crime and society: readings in history and theory - Mike Fitzgerald, Gregor McLennan, Jennie Pawson 1981

        Book 

      7. The London Garotting Panics of 1856 and 1862 - R. Sindall 1987

        Article  Also in photocopy collection in the library. Link on eBridge.

      8. Prison histories and competing audiences, 1776-1966 - K. Soothill

        Chapter 

      9. Crime, policing and punishment in England, 1750-1914 - David Taylor 1998

        Book  See Chapter 8

    8. 7) Women, crime and custody in Victorian England 23 items
      1. Women, crime and justice in England since 1660 - Shani D'Cruze, Louise A. Jackson 2009

        Book 

      2. The imprisonment of women - Russell P. Dobash, R. Emerson Dobash, Sue Gutteridge 1986

        Book 

      3. Women, crime and the courts in early modern England - Jennifer I. Kermode, Garthine Walker 1994

        Book 

      4. Partial justice: women in state prisons 1800-1935 - Nicole Hahn Rafter 1985

        Book  Chapters 1-4

      5. The female malady: women, madness, and English culture, 1830-1980 - Elaine Showalter 1987

        Book 

      6. Prostitution and Victorian society: women, class and the state - Judith Rosenberg Walkowitz 1982

        Book  See Part 1

      7. Women, crime, and custody in Victorian England - Lucia Zedner 1994

        Book  Digitised on ebridge.

      8. Wayward Sisters: The prison for women - L. Zedner

        Chapter 

    9. 8) Juvenile offenders: the development of a separate juvenile justice system and the 'chlid savers' 24 items
      1. Penal strategies in a welfare state - D. Garland 2002

        Chapter 

      2. Young offenders: juvenile delinquency from 1700 to 2000 - Pamela Horn 2010

        Book 

      3. Youth and crime: a critical introduction - John Muncie 1997

        Book  Chapter 2

      4. Hooligan: a history of respectable fears - Geoffrey Pearson 1983

        Book  Parts 2, 3, 4

      5. Delinquent Children: The Juvenile Reform School - S. Schlossman

        Chapter 

      6. Artful dodgers: reconceiving the golden age of children's literature - Marah Gubar 2009 (electronic resource)

        Book  Particularly chapters 5, 6, 7

    10. 9) Inebriate reformatories and semi-penal institutions 21 items
      1. Women, crime and justice in England since 1660 - Shani D'Cruze, Louise A. Jackson 2009

        Book 

      2. The imprisonment of women - Russell P. Dobash, R. Emerson Dobash, Sue Gutteridge 1986

        Book  Chs. 4, 5

      3. Their sisters' keepers: women's prison reform in America, 1830-1930 - Estelle B. Freedman c1981

        Book  See Chapters 3,4,5,6

      4. Punishment in disguise: penal governance and federal imprisonment of women in Canada - Kelly Hannah-Moffat 2001

        Book  Introduction, Chapters 1 & 2

      5. Creating born criminals - Nicole Hahn Rafter c1997

        Book 

      6. Diseases of the will: alcohol and the dilemmas of freedom - Mariana Valverde 1998

        Book  Chs. 2, 3.

      7. Women, crime, and custody in Victorian England - Lucia Zedner 1994

        Book  Chs. 1, 2, 6, 7.

    11. 10) Prisons, punishment and welfare, 1895-1914 19 items
      1. The punishment and prevention of crime - Edmund Frederick Du Cane 1885

        Book 

      2. A history of English prison administration - Seán McConville 1981

        Book 

      3. The Victorian Prison, 1865-1965 - S. McConville

        Chapter 

      4. Prison histories and competing audiences, 1776-1966 - K. Soothill

        Chapter 

  3. Going beyond your reading list 1 item
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