|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Lecture||16 Hours total|
|Seminars / Tutorials||3 Hours. Three one hour seminars during the semester|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||1.5 Hours Exam Candidates are not permitted to bring any books, notes or other materials into the examination.||100%|
|Supplementary Exam||1.5 Hours Exam Candidates are not permitted to bring any books, notes or other materials into the examination.||100%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
To gain knowledge of the scope of (and necessarily therefore the limitations upon) the criminal regulation of behaviour and the response thereto from an investigation of historical data. Significant factors in the process of development with be explained and the student's capacity for the analysis and critical discussion of those factors examined. To acquaint students with the sources of knowledge in this area and problems with their use.
1. Sources and Methods
The range of source material - problems in using and interpreting these materials - issues of reliability and completeness, theoretical approaches.
2. Early Crime and Punishment
Problems of evidence, the issue of proof, felony, misdemeanour, treason and their punishments.
3. Capital Punishment in the Early Modern Period and the C18
The objectives and use of corporal punishment generally, the proliferation of capital offences and the development of the 'Bloody Code' - the ritual of public execution, the mitigation of capital punishment : pardons, benefit of clergy; pregnancy; revaluing the offence; transportation.
4. The Emergence of New Penal technologies, with special reference to the Use of the Prison.
The development of penal theory and ideas of penal reform (mid C18 - mid C19), houses of correction, transportation and the hulks, the prison regime.
5. Community Punishment
The role of the state in crime and punishment - private control of the process, with reference to informal settlement particularly in the early modern period.
Reading ListRecommended Text
Emsley, Clive (2005) Crime and Society in England 1750-1900 3rd ed. Pearson Education Ltd Primo search
This module is at CQFW Level 6