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From Essex to Australia: the story of convict Jeremiah

On Tuesday 7 January 1834, several prisoners were taken from the gaol at Chelmsford and transported to Portsmouth, where... • posted 15 days ago

Crime links for December 2020

We’ll all be glad to see the back of 2020, and let’s hope that 2021 is a better year. Meanwhile, here’s... • posted 22 days ago

A sweet Christmas for the boys

This Christmas, here’s a seasonal tale of sweet treats, little boys… oh, and a good thrashing. It was Christmas... • posted 28 days ago

Liverpool’s female offenders

To paraphrase Jane Austen, it is a truth universally acknowledged that women have always made up a minority of offenders,... • posted 43 days ago