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Funding Justice or Fuelling Crime? The Political Economy of Crime and Justice in Historical Perspective - Leeds Historical Criminology Seminar | School of Law | University of Leeds https://t.co/KDvIkJ4HRQ

1/3 Calling #twitterstorians ! Can we start a thread on online resources in Global/ Colonial/ Postcolonial History that we can use as springboards for undergraduate research projects? Ideas so far:

A view of Paragon Railway Station from the main entrance off Anlaby Road, c.1890. Hull's first railway opened in 1840. The original station was on Railway Street near Railway Dock but a new station was opened in 1848 and named after nearby Paragon Street #FSSmith #OldHull

In EVERY criminology lecture, I remind the students of the importance of historical context. So I’m delighted by this brilliant article by ⁦@yeomans_henry⁩ from ⁦@CCJSLeeds⁩ ⁦@Law_Leeds⁩ https://t.co/evGH9tPgwx

Fascinating day at ⁦@LincolnCastle⁩ Victorian Prison Museum with ⁦@cccjhull⁩ students! #prison history

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#HeritageCrime is on the rise, impacting our most cherished and irreplacable historic buildings. That's why we're launching a Campaign against #Heritage #Crime, and an appeal for £50k to start a fighting fund to protect our buildings: https://t.co/0lo14nCXiS #MondayMotivation

Chris Brown, author of King and Outlaw: The Real Robert the Bruce, spoke to @HistoryExtra about the myths surrounding #Scotland's famous king. #royals #OutlawKing https://t.co/k6icUXNM1E

REMINDER:Call for papers for our forthcoming conference with @llafur @SwanseaUni on #oralhistory and #labour #work #history in July 2019 closes on 14 Dec.Just over a month away!! https://t.co/k5Im86nO6D @LabourHistory @LHRUteam @labour_history @ScotLabHistory @StudyLabHistory

Prison Voices student Annie Taylor @talesfromgaols on 1821 execution of Ann Barber at York for murdering her husband. Sure Annie & @TraceyHughes2000 will want to compare the two different cases of "petit treason' they have researched for @Prison_Voices https://t.co/J5cwTAEtAq

ICYMI Finding Carrie and Doris Buck: behind the Eurgenics movement and 60,000 state-mandated sterilisations in the US, lies a story of girls exploited, abused, and categorised as "feeble-minded”

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Latest Blogs

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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.

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Why I’m a fan of using digital archives

April 11, 2014

A postgraduate student’s research experience by Stephen Basdeo, Leeds Trinity University.

Upcoming Events

Revisiting Borstal: Youth, Crime and Penality, c. 1902-1982

December 5, 2018

Professor Heather Shore (Leeds Beckett University) introduces a history project that is starting to untangle the evolution of the borstal system, and the experiences of borstal youths.

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.