London's Criminal Underworlds, c. 1720 - c. 1930

A Social and Cultural History
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ISBN-13:
9781137313911
Einband:
eBook
Seiten:
286
Autor:
Heather Shore
eBook Typ:
PDF
eBook Format:
eBook
Kopierschutz:
Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
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This book offers an original and exciting analysis of the concept of the criminal underworld. Print culture, policing and law enforcement, criminal networks, space and territory are explored here through a series of case studies taken from the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
1. Introduction 2. 'Now we have the informing Dogs!': Crime Networks and Informing Cultures in the 1720s and 1730s 3. 'A Noted Virago': Moll Harvey and her 'Dangerous Crew', 1727 - 1738 4. 'The pickpockets and hustlers had yesterday what is called a Grand Day': Changing Street Theft, c. 1800 - 1850 5. 'There goes Bill Sheen, the murderer': Crime, Kinship and Community in East London, 1827 - 1852 6. 'A new species of swindling': Coiners, Fraudsters, Swindlers and the 'Long-Firm', c. 1760 - 1913 7. 'A London Plague that must be swept away': Hooligans and Street Fighting Gangs, c. 1882 - 1912 8. 'The Terror of the People': Organised Crime in Interwar London 9. Conclusion
This book offers an original and exciting analysis of the concept of the criminal underworld. Print culture, policing and law enforcement, criminal networks, space and territory are explored here through a series of case studies taken from the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

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