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Convict prison lives in Victorian London

April 24, 2018

Helen Johnston, Barry Godfrey and David Cox look at convict prison lives in Victorian London.

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

April 11, 2018

An overview of the work of reformatory and industrial schools, which were established as a response to a perceived increase in juvenile crime in the nineteenth century.

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Borstal goes to war

April 11, 2014

Among the many combatants who fought during the First World War, a sizeable number had been in penal institutions before the outbreak of the conflict.

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On the beat: stories from 1914-1918

April 11, 2014

A fresh approach to interpreting crime history at Bishop’s Stortford Museum.

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Stockton’s criminal past: promoting a museum’s criminal history collection

April 11, 2014

Take a look at Preston Park Museum’s own criminal history collection.

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Event review by Dr Zoe Alker, Liverpool John Moores University

May 17, 2013

The first AHRC ‘Our Criminal Past’ network event at the London Metropolitan Archives.

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‘Closing and Opening Prisons’

April 11, 2013

A special issue of the Prison Service Journal explores the impact of closures and openings of prisons on those involved in the system.

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