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O my dear Friends — Take Warning by me. Here I come to Dy, and if God be not Merciful to my Soul, I shall be undone to all Eternity — If I... read more »
[View the story “#stufftheripper: How celebrating women’s history turned into a celebration of a murderer” on Storify] read more »
The new book by Tim Hitchcock and Robert Shoemaker is due out in August 2015 and now taking pre-orders: London Lives: Poverty, Crime and the Making... read more »
Some of Amelia’s previous convictions, 1866 (TNA PCOM 4/45/7) Amelia Acton can be identified (with certainty) in the Old Bailey Online just once,... read more »
(Thanks to Meaghan Good of the Charley Project for the guest post. -ed.) On this date in 1830, Charles Wall was hanged at Worcester Prison for the murder... read more »
On this date in 1629, Spanish Dominican Louis Bertran was burned at Omura, Japan for evangelizing, along with two Japanese-born converts known as Mancius... read more »
This was the site of the first bakehouse and sailmakers quarters in 1834. Those buildings were replaced by the sandstone building in 1848 and were further... read more »
Read the article in the Trust News, Western Australia by Gina Pickering – congratulations Kerry!!         read more »
(Thanks to Meaghan Good of the Charley Project for the guest post. -ed.) On this date in 1941, less than two months after the Nazis invaded the Soviet... read more »
On this date in 1676, an indigenous Nipmuc named Matoonas was marched into Boston, condemned by a summary judicial proceeding, and immediately shot on... read more »
In previous blogs, I have explored some of the circulations and connections that linked nations, colonies and empires, and wove together practices of punishment... read more »
Two hundred years ago today, an Irish serving-girl named Eliza Fenning hanged for poisoning her master’s family. The reliability of the judgment... read more »
The Macquarie Street State School was built in 1895, replacing a building of the same name. It served as one of the principal Hobart schools until it was... read more »
From the Newgate Calendar: This unhappy young man was born in Clare-market, and lived as a waiter at several public-houses, in all of which he maintained... read more »
On this date in 1722, Cartouche’s redoubtable lover “Big Jenny” was executed on Paris’s Place de Greve. As befits a thief intrepid... read more »
Anyone with an interest in crime history must visit Alcatraz while in San Francisco (My daughter said after our tour, “Of all the prisons I have... read more »
Marie Margarethe (Grete) Beier, the daughter of the late Mayor of Brand-Erbisdorf, was beheaded on the fallbeil on this date in 1908 for murdering her... read more »
The Oatlands Supreme Court House is one of the oldest Supreme Court houses in Australia and one of the oldest sandstone buildings in Oatlands. The earliest... read more »
London Chronicle, Feb. 2-5, 1799 On Sunday se’nnight the body of a new-born male infant, with its throat cut, was discovered, concealed in a small... read more »
The word `quilt' derives from the Latin word cucita meaning a bolster or cushion, which in turn derives from the Classical Latin consueremeaning accustomed... read more »
On only one occasion has the sentence of hanging, drawing and quartering been executed on the soil of the (eventual) United States. But on this date in... read more »
July 20, 1934 was the third and last of Walter Lett’s scheduled execution dates for raping a white woman in Monroeville, Alabama. A thirty-something... read more »
(Thanks to Meaghan Good of the Charley Project for the guest post. -ed.) On this date in 1762, Sarah Metyard and her daughter, Sarah Morgan “Sally”... read more »
This elegant brick mansion, originally known as “Elmdon” was originally constructed for Theophilius Cane in 1882. Cane was the proprietor of... read more »
The many headed monster is running an online symposium on the Voices of the People (and see #voxpop2015 on Twitter) which is well worth your attention,... read more »
On this date in 1707, John Whittingham was hanged as a burglar. The Newgate Ordinary Paul Lorrain worked, as was his wont, on Whittingham’s soul,... read more »
With so much information on the Web about Alcatraz, I feel little need to write about my recent visit to this historical prison. But given my latest articles... read more »
Robber Jakob Reinhard, better known as Hannikel, was hanged on this date in 1787 in Sulz am Neckar in Wurttemberg. The captain of a brigand company stalking... read more »
  In June I attended a research seminar at which Professor Joanna Story, Principal Investigator of the Leverhulme Trust funded project, The Impact... read more »
John Camplin was aged 15 when he was tried at the Old Bailey in June 1818 for stealing a watch. John’s defence in court was not terribly convincing:... read more »
On an unrecorded date in 995, Norwegian slave Tormod Kark became the first person beheaded under King Olaf I of Norway. A subsidiary character in a long... read more »
For my PhD I am investigating the social and spatial worlds of impoverished Old Bailey convicts to determine to what extent poverty was a cause of crime.... read more »
The Illustrated Police News’ depiction of the murder (via British Newspaper Archive) Robert West was a travelling showman, running a coconut shy... read more »
(Thanks to Meaghan Good of the Charley Project for the guest post. -ed.) At around 8:00 a.m. on this day in 1936, Charlotte Bryant was hanged at Teeter... read more »
This beautiful building was perhaps the longest running shop in Kempton and for many years provided serious competition to W.H.Ellis’ Green Ponds... read more »
(Thanks to Meaghan Good of the Charley Project for the guest post. -ed.) On this date in 1909, two­time murderer Garry Barrett was executed at the... read more »
(Thanks to Meaghan Good of the Charley Project for the guest post. -ed.) On this day in 1918, in Bully-Grenay in war-torn France, Private David Stevenson*... read more »
Some of the Norfolk islanders who were forcibly re-settled in Van Diemens Land in 1808 were a disgruntled lot, but there is nothing to suggest that John... read more »
(Thanks to Meaghan Good of the Charley Project for the guest post. -ed.) On this date in 1936, Earl Gardner, a “pint-sized” Apache Indian from... read more »
Three years ago, we paused a moment to highlight the already-intrepid contributions made these pages by Meaghan Good. Meaghan contacted me out of the... read more »
On this date in 1890, thrashing in panicked resistance, Edward Gallagher hanged in Vancouver, Wash. Louis Mar, an aged and solitary farmer who was known... read more »
The publication of Italian criminologist Cesare Lombroso’s The Criminal (1876) established criminal anthropology as an independent science. Lombroso... read more »
Francis Throckmorton (Throgmorton), was executed at Tyburn on this date in 1584 for his plot to make Mary, Queen of Scots the Queen of England, too. The... read more »
On this date in 1861,* Western Australia’s Ordinance 17 Victoria Number 7 claimed its one and only victim. Implemented early in Western Australia’s... read more »
On this date in 1949, Lebanese writer and political leader Antoun Saadeh was shot following a failed coup by his Syrian Social Nationalist Party. Born... read more »
St Peter's Catholic Church was built on land granted by the government in 1864, following approaches by Bishop R.W. Wilson. When the foundation stone was... read more »
On this date in 1911, still professing his innocence, Daniel “Nealy” Duncan hanged in the county jail at Charleston, South Carolina. “Short,... read more »
On this date in 2009, Yemen conducted the public execution of Yahia al-Raghwa for the rape-murder of an 11-year-old boy who had visited his barber shop... read more »
On this date in 2007, Jafar Kiani was stoned to death in Iran for committing “adultery while married” with Mokarrameh Ebrahimi, by whom Kiani... read more »
Conor Reidy suggests that the lacunae in studies of juvenile crime in Ireland is the result of a simple ‘lack of awareness of primary sources’¹.... read more »