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By Dr Ashley Borrett Whether you are researching the criminal past of a particular town, city or region, or a criminal ancestor in the family, it is likely... read more »
By Julie Brumby, Leeds Beckett University Reformatory and Industrial Training School ships developed in the nineteenth century as a response to concerns... read more »
It may be a new year, but we’re showing no signs of losing our interest in crime history and true crime this year. Here are a few of the stories... read more »
 We are delighted that Criminal Portraits will be making an appearance at the Granite Noir crime writing festival on Sunday 21st February.  Our... read more »
To listen see Podcast: Episode 2: Agency & Complaints From the avoidance of pauper institutions, to the complaints about the conditions within them,... read more »
My new book, Sister Sleuths, is out in the wild now! Obviously, it’s not a great time to launch a book given that bookshops are currently closed... read more »
In May 1876, the Nottinghamshire Guardian reported on a charge of rape that had been brought at the Borough police court. It claimed that a fish hawker... read more »
Posted by Shannon McSheffrey, 19 January 2021. Figure 1: Timeline of Homicides in St Martin le Grand, 1508-17. Between 1508 and 1517, a string of... read more »
This is the second of a two-part series about the Westminster Coroners’ Inquests data. See part 1 for more detail about the source of the data, and... read more »
This week I will begin teaching my third year module at Northampton which focuses on the Whitechapel Murders and East End society in the 1880s.  ... read more »
On Tuesday 7 January 1834, several prisoners were taken from the gaol at Chelmsford and transported to Portsmouth, where they were put on the prison hulk... read more »
The reverend William Ogborne was an unexpected occupant of a police court dock when he appeared before Mr Tyrwhitt in early January 1861. The self-declared... read more »
We are now, thanks to Downton Abbey and (previously) Upstairs Downstairs  pretty familiar with the dynamics of master/servant relationships... read more »
Posted by Krista J. Kesselring, 1 January 2021. New Year’s Day traditionally served as an occasion for giving gifts. Some such gifts consisted... read more »