Scottish criminal courts, the (c.1747-1850)
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Contributors from history and from criminal justice present background and context for studying the history of crime and criminal justice, with a particular emphasis on the modern period and on Britain. Among their topics are blasphemy, the Bow Street runners, capital punishment in England and Wales, discharged prisoners' aid societies, first-wave feminism, indentured labor, lethal violence in Scotland, medical testimony in the judicial sphere, police court missionaries, the respectable criminal, slavery in the Americas, the criminal underworld, white-collar crime, and workhouse children.
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