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Richard M. Ward, Print Culture, Crime and Justice in 18th-Century London, London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2014, 256 p., ISBN 9781472507112.

Clare Wilkinson
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In the ever-widening body of work on media representations of crime, eighteenth-century England has received particular attention, with notable contributions from historians such as Esther Snell, Peter King and Robert Shoemaker. Richard Ward’s book is a valuable addition to this work, not least because he examines a range of different genres of print culture while most other studies have been limited to one genre. Specifically, he looks at metropolitan newspapers, social policy pamphlets, graphic prints, the Old Bailey Proceedings (the accounts of trials at London’s central criminal court) and the Ordinary’s Accounts (descriptions by the chaplain of Newgate of the lives of criminals condemned to death). Ward is interested in the impression print crime literature gave of crime and the administration of justice. However he also wants to explore the interaction between this crime literature and the justice system. To investigate this, he focuses on London during the relatively short pe...

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Richard M. Ward, Print Culture, Crime and Justice in 18th-Century London, London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2014, 256 p., ISBN 9781472507112.

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Clare Wilkinson, « Richard M. Ward, Print Culture, Crime and Justice in 18th-Century London, London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2014, 256 p., ISBN 9781472507112. », Crime, Histoire & Sociétés / Crime, History & Societies [En ligne], Vol. 20, n°2 | 2016, mis en ligne le 01 décembre 2018, consulté le 14 novembre 2018. URL : http://journals.openedition.org/chs/1696

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