The Liverpool Underworld: Crime in the City, 1750-1900
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The Liverpool Underworld: Crime in the City, 1750-1900

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ISBN-13:
9781846316999
Einband:
Buch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.12.2011
Seiten:
354
Autor:
Michael Macilwee
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

List of Tables List of Abbreviations Acknowledgements Preface 'Ghastly Statistics': a Word of Warning 1. The Black Spot on the Mersey 2. Policing 3. Prison and Punishment 4. Children and Women in the Justice System 5 'The Scum ofIreland' 6. Protest, Riot and Disorder 7 The Lowest Circle of Hell 8 The Demon Drink 9. Violence 10. Maritime Crime 11. Street Robbery 12. Burglary and Property Theft 13 Poaching Wars 14. Scams 15. Victorian Family Values 16. 'The Devil's Children' 17. Gangs and Anti-Social Behaviour 18. Prostitution 19. Sport and Gambling Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index
From dock theft to prostitution to the usual slew of alcohol-related offenses, Liverpool in the nineteenth century was "the black spot on the Mersey," with a distinct criminal landscape that included a high level of female offenders and armies of juvenile thieves. Using newspapers, autobiographies, and firsthand accounts, this book explores the social background that helped to create and sustain the high level and variety of crime and looks at how various institutions attempted to bring order to the streets. A mix of statistical analysis and accounts of criminal practice--from poaching to pocket-picking--"Liverpool"" Underworld" forms a fascinating account of the city's underworld.