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Auteur(s) : Macilwee, Michael  Voir les notices liées en tant qu'auteur

Titre(s) : The Liverpool underworld [Texte imprimé] : crime in the city, 1750-1900 / Michael Macilwee

Publication : Liverpool : Liverpool university press, 2011

Description matérielle : 1 vol. (354 p.-[8] p. de pl.) ; 24 cm

Note(s) : Bibliogr. p. 328-345
"In the nineteenth century Liverpool gained a notorious reputation as the most crime-ridden place in the country. Dock theft, alcohol-related crime, prostitution, sectarian violence, a high level of female offending and armies of juvenile thieves made Liverpool a distinct criminal landscape, 'the black spot on the Mersey'. Using contemporary newspapers and journals (both local and national), autobiographies and first-hand accounts gleaned from parliamentary and prison reports, the book explores the social background, conditions and events that helped create and sustain the variety and high level of criminality. The book is a mixture of analysis, statistics and accounts of criminal practices, from poaching to pocket-picking to prostitution. Long buried away in newspaper archives and dusty library shelves, the voices of the long-forgotten Liverpool poor and so-called 'criminal classes' are allowed to speak for themselves, offering their own motivations, fears, boasts and aspirations. The book also looks at how the various institutions, including the police, courts, prisons, Churches and philanthropic organizations, attempted to bring order to the streets and improve the behaviour of the Liverpool public. Finally the book suggests that we are still struggling with the legacy of Victorian social problems and solutions, particularly in relation to debates about alcohol, prostitution and the usefulness of prisons as punishment."--Publisher


Sujet(s) : Criminalité -- Grande-Bretagne -- Liverpool (GB) -- 18e siècle  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
Criminalité -- Grande-Bretagne -- Liverpool (GB) -- 19e siècle  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
Conditions sociales -- Liverpool (GB) -- 18e siècle  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
Conditions sociales -- Liverpool (GB) -- 19e siècle  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet


Numéros : ISBN 9781846316999. - ISBN 1846316995. - ISBN 9781846317002. - ISBN 1846317002

Identifiant de la notice  : ark:/12148/cb426935013

Notice n° :  FRBNF42693501 (notice reprise d'un réservoir extérieur)



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