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World Histories of Crime, Culture and Violence
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The Bloody Code in England and Wales, 1760–1830

Authors: Walliss, John

  • Provides the first book-length comparative quantitative analysis of the administration of the Bloody Code across English and Welsh counties
  • Shifts attention away from eigtheenth and nineteenth century London, focusing instead on the periphery of England and into Wales
  • Assesses patterns of death sentencing, executions and pardons for serious crimes against the person and forms of property offences
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This book is a comparative quantitative analysis of the administration of justice across four English and three Welsh counties between 1760 and 1830. Drawing on a dataset of over 22,000 indictments, the book explores the similarities and differences between how the so-called Bloody Code was administered between, on the one hand, England and Wales, and, on the other, individual English and Welsh counties.  The book is structured in two sections that trace the criminal justice process in England and Wales respectively. The first chapter in each section examines the pattern of indictments in the respective counties, and explores the crimes for which men and women were indicted, the verdicts handed down, and the sentences passed. The second chapter then explores patterns of sentences of death, executions and pardons for those capitally convicted of serious crimes against the person and forms of property offences. 

About the authors

John Walliss is Senior Lecturer in Criminology in the School of Social Sciences at Liverpool Hope University, UK.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-10

    Walliss, John

  • The Criminal Justice Process in Georgian England

    Pages 13-50

    Walliss, John

  • “The Lottery of Justice”: The Bloody Code in England, 1760–1830

    Pages 51-85

    Walliss, John

  • Crime and Justice in the Courts of Great Sessions: The Brecon Circuit 1760–1830

    Pages 89-123

    Walliss, John

  • A Land of White Gloves? Life and Death in Georgian Wales

    Pages 125-163

    Walliss, John

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eBook $69.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-74561-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $89.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-74560-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $89.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-09021-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Bloody Code in England and Wales, 1760–1830
Authors
Series Title
World Histories of Crime, Culture and Violence
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-74561-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-74561-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-74560-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-09021-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 176
Number of Illustrations
24 b/w illustrations
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