The Resource The unwritten law : criminal justice in Victorian Kent, Carolyn A. Conley, (electronic book)

The unwritten law : criminal justice in Victorian Kent, Carolyn A. Conley, (electronic book)

Label
The unwritten law : criminal justice in Victorian Kent
Title
The unwritten law
Title remainder
criminal justice in Victorian Kent
Statement of responsibility
Carolyn A. Conley
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the 1870s, a Kentish woman who had been repeatedly beaten by her lover retaliated by blinding him with sulphuric acid. The judge sentenced her to five years in prison. In contrast, a man who put out the eyes of a woman who left him was sentenced to only four months after telling the judge that he 'was regularly drove to do it from her aggravation'. Making innovative use of court and police records, Carolyn Conley has written a lively account of criminal justice in Victorian England. She examines the gap between the formal laws and the unwritten law of the community, as well as the ways in which judges, juries, and police officers acted as mediators between the two. The book analyses the treatment of lawbreakers according to class, gender, and community status, and in so doing presents a vivid portrait of standards of propriety and justice at the time
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
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1953-
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Conley, Carolyn
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HV9960.G72
LC item number
K463 1991eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Justice, Administration of
Label
The unwritten law : criminal justice in Victorian Kent, Carolyn A. Conley, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 205-237) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10278429
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ix, 244 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
map.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The unwritten law : criminal justice in Victorian Kent, Carolyn A. Conley, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 205-237) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10278429
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ix, 244 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
map.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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