The Bloody Code: Crime in England, 1660-1800
Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-0
Deals with crime, society and the administration of criminal justice in early modern England. Themes include the political and social backdrop to the "Bloody Code" and contemporary views of criminality, gender and class. Charts the emergence of modern criminal administration - policing, prosecution, trial and punishment - with particular attention to the interrelationship between the law and its social context.
Note: Credit will be granted for only one of 330, 339 (if taken as section F01 of 2005W).
Undergraduate course in History offered by the Department of History in the Faculty of Humanities.