Crime, Punishment and Popular Culture

Primary source archive exploring crime from 1790 to 1920

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Online archive from 1790 to 1920 covering all aspects of crime prevention, imprisonment and policing to the impact crime has had on popular culture. Containing manuscripts, books, broadsheets and periodicals the story of a notable crime can be seen through court transcripts, prison records, police advertisements, newspaper reporting and criminological comment. 

Useful if you study

  • Criminology
  • History
  • Film
  • English

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