Arthur Lockey

Criminal Lives: Arthur Lockey, white-collar crime, early 20th century (interwar period)

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The legendary Professor Clive Emsley opens The Architecture of the State seminar: Prisons, Courts & Police Stations in Historical Perspective talking about Bow Street and finding a Magistrate in the Brown Bear pub! @OpenUniversity with @CarolineDerry @YvonneJewkes @OU_Williams

#PhotoMW Largest historic collection of police memorabilia for Wales- 'Virtual Museum of Police in Wales' (Facebook). Including uniform, helmets, insignia, photos, ephemera etc.


New blog post: Could Priests claim Sanctuary in Medieval England? via @legalmiscellany

Yes, they could!

‘You nearly killed this old woman’: ‘If not, I  ________ will soon!’ Jealousy and violence is fuelled by a night of heavy drinking

@OldBaileyOnline Nearly forgot this article about "Ruston’s Case" in 1786:

and the trial (featuring Mr Garrow being an arse):

Weekend read. Children's home, foster home, borstal, B&B, running away to stay with family, house-shares and working with refugees: Hayley Kemp uncovers what it was like to grow up as a child in care.

@OldBaileyOnline Plus there's a couple of published articles by Christopher Stone and Bencie Woll: