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#mugshot #mugshotmonday from @epolicemuseum Robert West b 1897 stole #bathing costume and book at #Southend Probation for 12 months @Janet_Synium @WMPHistory @ACPITServices @SouthendBC @essexarchive @PolHisSoc1985 @ourcriminalpast @JusticeMuseum @Thursley


Trying to find records about crime, policing and punishment in your ancestry or local history - See #crimehistory #geneaology #familyhistory Source Guide available ‘getting started’ @wdytyamagazine #familyhistory #geneaology

Up to Six Fully-funded PhD Studentships in Heritage Studies with Heritage Consortium

3 PhD Scholarships available on projects as diverse as ‘White slave children’ ‘Forced emigration of British Children’ & ‘Refugee children: 1960s - present’ Deadline 23.01.2018 Feel free to contact the cluster lead Dr Judith Spicksley @FaulknerEliza @bedform @drnicholasevans #PhD

Interested in 18C urban history? Links betw charity, piety, commerce? Social networks? Pragmatic politeness? Exciting new collab #PhD studentship w me, @ECWLiv & @theBluecoat. Great opp to research one of Liverpool's earliest charitable institutions. #twitterstorians Pls RT

This is what people the people of Shropshire were concerned with 100 years ago … Wart disease of potatoes by C.T. Halthouse, County Council Lecturer (Salop County Council), Jan 1919 [9071/B/9/13/5/9]

Want to know how to find and understand pauper letters? webinar by @TheirWrite @UkNatArchives showing how we kind find the voices of the poor in these remarkable sources Tue 22 January 2019
18:00 – 19:00 CET

The final essay associated with the now complete @ERC_Research project 'The Carceral Archipelago' is published at It's on covert convict transportation from small Germany states, and is open access. Author: @kinkirarufu

Lovely audience last night for my talk on the Sarah Jacob case in the magnificent "Iron Room" at Egwlys Fach. It nets another donation for @PrisonersAbroad
If you don't know the case check out the Welsh Legal History Soc website.

Latest Blogs

Discovering the truth about the lives of Robert Connolly

November 26, 2018

Researcher Eddie Mullan investigates the ‘lives’ of ancestor Robert Connolly, a man who turned out to have a colouful and criminal past.

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Read all about it! Using newspapers in your crime research

September 24, 2018

Ashley Borrett discusses the importance of newspapers when researching the history of crime.

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National Archives: Collaboration between the Archive and Higher Education Sectors

July 13, 2018

Our Criminal Ancestors project is featured as a case study in a recent publication from the National Archives.

Upcoming Events

Funding Justice or Fuelling Crime? The Political Economy of Crime and Justice in Historical Perspective

January 25, 2019

This event focuses on the interconnections between politics, the economy, crime and criminal justice in historical perspective and features four distinguished scholars – Prof. Pamela Cox, Dr Ruth Lamont, Prof. Stephen Farrall and Dr Zelia Gallo.