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Crime, Broadsides and Social Change, 1800-1850

Authors: Bates, Kate

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  • Offers an original and unique study regarding the social significance of nineteenth-century crime and execution broadsides 
  • Provides a thorough criminological treatment to this significant, but relatively unexplored, aspect of criminal justice history
  • Merges sociological and criminological theory and method with detailed historical analysis
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This book explores the form, function and meaning of crime and execution broadsides printed in nineteenth-century Britain. By presenting a detailed discourse analysis of 650 broadsides printed across Britain between the years 1800-1850, this book provides a unique and alternative interpretation as to their narratives of crime. This criminological interpretation is based upon the social theories of Emile Durkheim, who recognised the higher utility of crime and punishment as being one of social integration and the preservation of moral boundaries. The central aim of this book is to show that broadsides relating to crime and punishment served as a form of moral communication for the masses and that they are examples of how the working class once attempted to bolster a sense of stability and community, during the transitional years of the early nineteenth century, by effectively representing both a consolidation and celebration of their core values and beliefs. 

About the authors

Kate Bates is Senior Lecturer in Criminal Justice at Liverpool John Moores University, UK. She has extensive experience of criminal justice, having served as both a police officer and a civilian caseworker investigating police complaints, and has also served as a panel member for Children’s Hearings Scotland.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction: The Broadside Enigma and Its Historical Development

    Pages 1-16

    Bates, Kate

  • Broadsides as Sources: A Methodological Discussion and Overview of Key Findings

    Pages 17-40

    Bates, Kate

  • A ‘Barbarous’ Trade: Early-Nineteenth-Century Broadsides in Social and Historical Context

    Pages 41-86

    Bates, Kate

  • ‘A Full and Particular Account’: Representations of Morality and Justice in Broadside Discourse

    Pages 87-147

    Bates, Kate

  • Collective Representations: A Durkheimian Interpretation of Crime Broadsides

    Pages 149-186

    Bates, Kate

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-59789-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $74.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-59788-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Crime, Broadsides and Social Change, 1800-1850
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-59789-2
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-59789-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-59788-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 248
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations
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