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

On Friday it was the 200th anniversary of the trial of the #BossofBethnalGreen. My piece to commemorate, via @thegentleauthor

ELIZABETH FROST: charged by her lord & husband w/ incontinence. The henpecked master swore the wife of his bosom constantly deserted the connubial couch & resorted to infamous houses where she distributed her favours liberally to the best bidder. #OzHist

Wonderful to visit the Parramatta Female Factory Precinct today, with restoration work already underway on this important site of Australian social history @femalefactoryOL @parradiscovery

Criminal Herstories local history display plus a couple of textile pieces begins its tour of Staffordshire libraries. Full exhibition starts a 12 month tour at Festival of Quilts in August.

#Devon #Constabulary #Police House. The #plaque contained a slider and as the #Constables moved, they took their number to the new house

A nice smuggling reference from 1783 , the name of the smuggler "The Washington" might betray the smugglers Republican sympathies. "Pierced for 16 guns" means 16 gun ports. Vessels often intimidated enemies by having more gun ports than actual guns on board.

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Convict Prison Lives in Victorian London

April 24, 2018

Convict Prison Lives in Victorian London by Helen Johnston, Barry Godfrey and…

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‘Beyond the control of his parents’: Reformatory and Industrial Schools in Yorkshire

April 11, 2018

By Lucie Wade, Leeds Beckett University Reformatory and Industrial schools were Victorian…

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Borstal Goes to War

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Our Criminal Ancestors: Crime, Policing & Punishment workshop

June 2, 2018

A Study Day at the Treasure House, Beverley, East Yorkshire This study…

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Leeds Historical Criminology Seminar Series

June 8, 2018

Leeds Historical Criminology Seminar ‘Historical Perspectives on Weinstein, #MeToo and Beyond: The…

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Our Criminal Ancestors: Workshop at Ripon Museums (Yorkshire’s Law & Order Museums)

June 20, 2018

Do you have a criminal ancestor? Police constable or prison officer in…