Journal

March 2015 saw the online publication of the Our Criminal Past special issue of Law, Crime and History.

We are indebted to the authors for their contributions, and to Kim Stevenson and Judith Rowbotham for their support of the network.

Law, Crime and History, Volume 5, Issue 1 (2015), Special Edition: Our Criminal Past – Caring for the Future

Guest Editors: Heather Shore and Helen Johnston

Contents:

Preface: Barry Godfrey, pp.1-4

Introduction: Heather Shore and Helen Johnston, ‘Thinking about the Future of Our Criminal Past’, pp.5-11

Digital Histories of Crime

Sharon Howard, ‘Bloody Code: Reflecting on a Decade of the Old Bailey Online and the Digital Futures of Our Criminal Past’, pp.12-24

Hamish Maxwell Stewart, Matthew Cracknell, and Kris Inwood, ‘Height, Crime and Colonial History’, pp.25-42

Blogging Crime Histories

Lucy Williams, ‘Writing Wayward Women: Why Blog the History of Victorian England’s Female Offenders?’ pp.43-53

Helen Rogers, ‘Blogging Our Criminal Past: Social Media, Public Engagement and Creative History’, pp.54-76

Teaching Digital History

Zoe Alker, ‘The Digital Classroom: New Social Media and Teaching Victorian Crime’, pp.77-92

Andrew Davies, Mark Peel and Laura Balderstone, ‘Digital Histories of Crime and Research-Based Teaching and Learning’, pp.93-104

Presenting Crime and Policing Histories

Beth Wilburn, ‘Narrating ‘Our Criminal Past’ at Greater Manchester Police Museum and Archives in the Context of the UK Government Funded Tackling Knives Action Programme (TKAP) 2009-2011’, pp.105-116

Dorian Knight, ‘On the Beat: Stories from 1914-1918: A Fresh Approach to interpreting Crime History at Bishop’s Stortford Museum’, pp.117-129

Debate and Discussion

Richard W. Ireland, ‘Why Everything We Know About Criminal Justice History is Wrong’, pp.130-142

Book Reviews

David J. Cox, ‘An Eye For An Eye: A Global History of Crime and Punishment’, pp.143-144

Judith Rowbotham, ‘Sex, Crime and Literature in Victorian England’, pp.145-148

Dean Wilson, Policing Twentieth Century Ireland: A History of An Garda Síochána, pp.149-151

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