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The following is a list of relevant publications by members of the ICHPCJ, the majority of which have originated from research conducted as part of the ICHPCJ's activities. They are arranged in chronological order. For publications by members on other themes, please see each member's individual profile, which can be accessed from here. Further details of all of the below, and even the full text for some, can be accessed through Open Research Online (ORO).


Clive Emsley, 'Marketing the brand: exporting British police models 1829-1950' Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice, 6 (2012), pp. 43–54.

Rosalind Crone, Violent Victorians: Popular Entertainment in Nineteenth-Century London (Manchester University Press, 2012).

Rosalind Crone, 'The great "Reading" experiment: an examination of the role of education in the nineteenth-century gaol', Crime, Histoire et Societes, 16 (2012), pp. 47-72.


Clive Emsley, Crime and Society in Twentieth Century England (Longman/ Pearson, 2011).

Clive Emsley, ed. Theories and Origins of the Modern Police, Vol 1 in the History of Policing Series (Ashgate, 2011).

Paul Lawrence, ed. The New Police in the Nineteenth Century, Vol 2 in the History of Policing Series (Ashgate, 2011).

Chris A. Williams, ed. Police and Policing in the Twentieth Century, Vol 3 in the History of Policing Series (Ashgate, 2011).

Georgina Sinclair, ed. Globlaising British Policing, Vol 4 in the History of Policing Series (Ashgate, 2011).

Paul Lawrence, ' The Police and Vagrants in France and England during the Nineteenth Century' in Antonielli, Livio ed. Polizia, ordine pubblico e crimine tra città e campagna: un confronto comparative. Stato, esercito controllo del territorio (Manelli: Rubbettino, 2011) pp. 49–60.

Chris A. Williams, Police governance – community, policing, and justice in the modern UK. Taiwan in Comparative Perspective, 3 (2011), pp. 50–65.

Georgina Sinclair, ' "The Sharp End of the Intelligence Machine". The Rise of the Malayan Police Special Branch 1948-1955’, Intelligence and National Security, 26 (August 2011), pp. 460-477.

Rosalind Crone, 'Attempts to (re)shape common reading habits: Bible reading on the nineteenth-century convict ship', in Beth Palmer and Adelene Buckland, eds. A Return to the Common Reader (Ashgate, 2011).

Rosalind Crone, 'What readers want: criminal intelligence and the fortunes of the metropolitan press during the long eighteenth century', in Katie Halsey and W.R. Owens, eds. The History of Reading, Volume Two: Evidence from the British Isles (Palgrave, 2011).


Clive Emsley, Crime and Society in England, 1750-1900, 4th edition (Longman/ Pearson, 2010).

Chris A. Williams, Policing the Populace: The road to professionalisation. In: Nash, David and Kilday, Anne-Marie eds. Histories of Crime: Britain 1600-2000 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), pp. 160–179.

Chris A. Williams, (2010). Labelling and tracking the criminal in mid-nineteenth century England and Wales: The relationship between governmental and creating official numbers. In: Sætnan, Ann Rudinow; Lomell, Heidi Mork and Hammer, Svein eds. The Mutual Construction of Statistics and Society (Routledge, 2010), pp. 157–171.

Paul Lawrence, ‘The Police and Vagrants in France and England during the Nineteenth Century’, in Livio Antonielli (ed.) Polizia ordine pubblico e crimine tra città e campagna: un confronto comparative (Manelli, Rubbettino, 2010), pp. 49-60.

Paul Lawrence, ‘La « culture flic »? Les récits de vies des policiers anglais’, in Jean-Marc Berlière and René Levy, Le temoin, l’historien et le sociologue (Paris, Nouveau Monde editions, 2010), pp. 227-241.

Paul Lawrence, ‘Fabian, Robert Honey (1901-1978)’ in Lawrence Goldman (ed.),  The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010).

Georgina Sinclair, ‘The Rise of the Malayan Police Special Branch, 1948-1954’ in Cultural Misconceptions and Intelligence Failures, Intelligence and National Security: a special edition, (2010).

Rosalind Crone, ‘From Sawney Beane to Sweeney Todd: Murder machines in the mid-nineteenth century metropolis’, Cultural & Social History, 7 (2010), pp. 59-85.

Rosalind Crone, ‘Reappraising Victorian literacy through prison records’, Journal of Victorian Culture, 15 (2010), 3-37.


Clive Emsley, The Great British Bobby: A history of British policing from the 18th century to the present (Quercus, 2009)

Peter King, 'Making crime news: newspapers, violent crime and the selective reporting of Old Bailey trials in the late eighteenth century', Crime, History and Societies, 13 (2009), pp. 91–116.

Chris A. Williams, James Patterson and James Taylor, 'Police filming English streets in 1935: the limits of mediated identification', Surveillance and Society, 6 (2009), pp. 3–9.

J. Carter Wood, '“Those who have had trouble can sympathise with you”: Press writing, reader responses and a murder trial in interwar Britain', Journal of Social History, 43(2009), pp. 339–462.

J. Carter Wood, '“Mrs. Pace” and the ambiguous language of victimization', in Lisa Dresdner and Laurel S. Peterson, eds. (Re)Interpretations: the Shapes of Justice in Women's Experience (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009), pp. 79–94.

Rosalind Crone, 'Crime – and its fabrication: A review of new digital resources in the history of crime’, Journal of Victorian Culture, 14 (2009), pp. 125-133.

Georgina Sinclair, 'Hong Kong Headaches', in Robert Bickers & Ray Yep, eds. Policing the 1967 Disturbances’ in Hong Kong 1967 (Hong Kong University Press, 2009)


Clive Emsley, 'Violent crime in England in 1919: post-war anxieties and press narratives', Continuity and Change, 23 (2008), pp. 173–195.

Paul Lawrence and Pam Donovan, 'Road traffic offending and an inner-London magistrates' court (1913-1963)', Crime, History and Societies, 12 (2008), pp. 119–140.

Chris A. Williams, 'Constables for hire: the history of private 'public' policing in the UK', Policing and Society, 18 (2008), pp. 190–205.

Chris A. Williams, 'Ideologies, structures and contingencies: writing the history of British criminal justice since 1975', Revue Francaise de Civilisation Britannique, 14 (2008), pp. 59–84.

Georgina Sinclair, 'The "Irish" Policeman and the Empire; Influencing the Policing of the British Empire-Commonwealth’, in a Special Issue of Irish Historical Studies - ‘Ireland and the British Empire-Commonwealth’, xxxvii, no. 142 (November, 2008).


Clive Emsley, Crime, police and penal policy: European experiences 1750-1940 (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2007).

Clive Emsley, 'Community Policing/Policing and Communities: Some Historical Perspectives', Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice, 1 (2007), pp. 235–243.

Clive Emsley, 'Entrepreneurs prives, fonctionnaires et juristes: Les transformations de la procedure judiciaire dans l'Angleterre du XIXe siecle', in Jean-Claude Farcy, Dominique Kalifa, and Jean-Noel Luc, eds. L'enquete judiciaire en Europe au XIXe siecle (Paris: Creaphis, 2007),pp. 43–58.

Clive Emsley, 'Historical perspectives on crime', in Mike Maguire, Rod Morgan, and Robert Reiner, eds. The Oxford Handbook of Criminology. 4th edition. (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2007), pp. 122–138.

King, Peter, 'Newspaper reporting and attitudes to crime and justice in late eighteenth and early nineteeth century London', Continuity and Change, 22 (2007), pp. 73–112.

Chris A. Williams, 'Rotten boroughs: the crisis of urban policing and the decline in municipal independence, 1914–64', in J. Moore and J.B. Smith, eds. Corruption in Urban Politics and Society, Britain 1780–1950 (Aldershot, Ashgate, 2007).

Paul Lawrence, Chris A. Williams and Barry S. Godfrey, History and Crime. Key approaches to criminology (London, Sage 2007).

Georgina Sinclair, and Chris A. Williams, '"Home and Away": The Cross-Fertilisation between "Colonial" and "British" Policing, 1921-85' Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, 35 (2007), pp. 221–238.

Anja Müller-Wood and J. Carter Wood, 'Bringing the past to heel: History, identity and violence in Ian McEwan's Black Dogs', Literature and History, 16 (2007), pp. 43–56.

J. Carter Wood, 'The Limits of Culture? Society, Evolutionary Psychology and the History of Violence', Cultural and Social History, 4 (2007), pp. 95–114.

J. Carter Wood, 'Evolution, civilization and history: A response to Wiener and Rosenwein', Cultural and Social History, 4 (2007), pp. 559–565.

J. Carter Wood, 'Locating violence: the spatial production and construction of physical aggression', in Katherine D. Watson, ed. Assaulting the Past: Violence and Civilization in Historical Context (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing), pp. 20–37.

J. Carter Wood, 'Conceptualizing cultures of violence and cultural change', in Stuart Carroll, ed. Cultures of Violence: Interpersonal Violence in Historical Perspective (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007).

‘Rosalind Crone, 'Cries of murder and sounds of bloodshed: The practice of reading cheap fiction in working-class communities in early Victorian London’, in Crone, Gange and Jones, eds. New Perspectives in British Cultural History ( Newcastle, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007).

R.M. Morris, 'History of criminal investigation', in Tim Newburn, Tom Williamson, and Alan Wright, eds. Handbook of Criminal Investigation (Willan Publishing, 2007), pp. 15–40.


Clive Emsley and Haia Shpayer-Makov, eds. Police Detectives in History, 1750-1950 (Aldershot, Ashgate, 2006).

Peter King, Crime and law in England, 1750-1850: remaking justice from the margins, Past and Present Publications (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2006).

Peter King, ed, Narratives of the poor in Eighteenth-Century Britain: Volume 4 Institutional responses: the refuge for the destitute (London, Pickering and Chatto, 2006).

Peter King, ‘Destitution, Desperation and Delinquency. Female Petitions to the London Refuge for the Destitute 1805-1830’, in A. Gestrich, S. King and L. Raphael, eds. Being Poor in Modern Europe: Institutions, Surveillance and Experiences (Peter Lang, 2006), pp.157-178.

Georgina Sinclair, At the End of the Line, Colonial Police Forces and the Imperial Endgame, 1945-1980, (Manchester University Press, 2006).

Georgina Sinclair, '"Hard-headed, hard-bitten, hard-hitting and courageous men of innate detective ability…": From criminal investigation to political and security policing at end of empire, 1945-1950’, in Clive Emsley and Haia Shpayer, eds. Police Detectives in History, 1750-1950 (Ashgate, 2006).

Georgina Sinclair, 'Get into a Crack Force and earn £20 a month… The Influence of the Palestine Police upon Colonial Policing, 1921-1948', European Review of History, 13 (2006), pp. 49-67.

Chris A. Williams, 'Police and the Law', in Stefan Berger, ed. Blackwell Companion to Nineteenth Century Europe (Oxford, Blackwell Publishing, 2006), pp. 345–354.

Chris A. Williams and Clive Emsley, 'Beware of the Leopard? Police archives in Great Britain', in: M. Procter and M.G. Cook, eds. Political Pressure and the Archival Record (Chicago, Society of American Archivists, 2006), pp. 227–235

Rosalind Crone, 'Mr and Mrs Punch in Nineteenth-Century England’, Historical Journal, 49 (4) (2006), pp. 1055-1082.

J. Carter Wood, Criminal violence in modern Britain, History Compass, 4 (2006), pp. 77–90.

R.M. Morris, ' "Crime does not pay": Thinking again about detectives in the first century of the Metropolitan police', in Clive Emsley and Haia Shpayer-Makov, eds. Police Detectives in History 1750-1950 (Aldershot, Ashgate, 2006), pp. 79–102.


Clive Emsley, Hard Men: Violence in England since 1750 (London, Hambledon Press, 2005).

Clive Emsley, Filling in, adding up, moving on; Criminal Justice History in contemporary Britain', Crime, History and Societies, 9 (2005), pp. 117–138.

Clive Emsley, 'El ejercito, la policia y el mantenimiento del orden publico en Inglaterra (c.1750-1950)', Politica y Sociedad, 42 (3) (2005), pp. 15–29.

Clive Emsley, 'Sergeant Goddard: the story of a rotten apple or a diseased orchard?', in Amy Gilman Srebnik and Rene Levy, eds. Crime and culture: an historical perspective, Advances in Criminology (Aldershot, Ashgate, 2005), pp. 85–104.

Clive Emsley, ed. The Persistent Prison: Problems, Images and Alternatives (London, Francis Bootle Publications, 2005).

Clive Emsley, 'The Changes in Policing and Penal Policy in Nineteenth-Century Europe', in Graeme Dunstall and Barry Godfrey, eds., Crime and Empire, 1840-1940: Criminal Justice in Global and Local Context (Cullompton: Willan Publishing, 2005).

Barry Godfrey and Paul Lawrence, Crime and justice 1750-1950, (Cullompton, Devon, Willan Publishing, 2005).

Paul Lawrence, 'Urbanization, poverty, and crime', in Gordon Martel, ed. A Companion to Europe 1900-1945, Blackwell companions to European History (Oxford, Blackwell, 2005), pp. 3–18.

J.Carter Wood, 'The process of civilization (and its discontents): violence, narrative and history', in Dirk Wiemann, Agata Stopinska, Anke Bartels and Johannes Angermüller, eds. Discourses of Violence - Violence of Discourses: Critical Interventions, Transgressive Readings, and Post-National Negotiations, Transpects: Transdisciplinary Perspectives of the Social Sciences and Humanities (1) (Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2005).


Clive Emsley, Eric Johnson, and Pieter Spierenburg, eds. Social control in Europe Volume 2: 1800-2000 (Ohio, Ohio State University Press, 2004).

Clive Emsley, 'The Second World War and the Police in England and Wales', in Cyrille Fijnault, ed. The Impact of World War II on Police in North-West Europe (University of Leuven Press, 2004).

Peter King, 'The Summary courts and social relations in eighteenth-century England', Past and Present, 183 (2004), pp. 125–172.

Peter King, 'Social inequality, identity and the labouring poor in eighteenth-century England', in Harry French and Jonathan Barry, eds. Identity and Agency in English Society 1500-1800 (Ashgate: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), pp. 60–86.

Paul Lawrence, 'Policing the poor in England and France, 1850-1900', in Clive Emsley, Eric Johnson, and Pieter Spierenburg, eds. Social control in Europe Volume 2: 1800-2000 (Ohio, Ohio State University Press, 2004), pp. 210–225.

Chris A. Williams, ed. Giving the past a future: preserving the heritage of the UK's Criminal Justice System. (London, Francis Boutle, 2004).

Chris A. Williams, 'The Sheffield Democrats' critique of criminal justice in the 1850s', in Richard Rodger and Robert Colls, eds. Cities of Ideas: Civil Society and Urban Governance in Britain 1800-2000, Historical Urban Studies (Aldershot, Ashgate, 2004), pp. 96–120.

J. Carter Wood, Violence and Crime in Nineteenth Century England: The Shadow of our Refinement, Routledge Studies in Modern British History, 1. (London, Routledge, 2004).

J. Carter Wood, 'A useful savagery: The invention of violence in nineteenth-century England', Journal of Victorian Culture, 9 (2004), pp. 22–42.

James Whitfield, Unhappy Dialogue – The Metropolitan Police and Black Londoners in Post-War Britain (Willan Press, 2004).


Clive Emsley, 'The Police', in Vernon Bogdanor, ed. The British Constitution in the Twentieth Century (Oxford University Press for the British Academy, 2003).

Barry Godfrey, Clive Emsley, and Graeme Dunstall, eds. Comparative Histories of Crime (Willan Publishing, 2003).

Peter King, ‘Moral Panics and Violent Street Crime 1750-2000: A Comparative Analysis’, in Barry Godfrey, Clive Emsley and Graeme Dunstall, eds. Comparative Histories of Crime (Willan, 2003), pp. 53-71.

Paul Lawrence, 'The Paris police and the regulation of the poor in late-nineteenth-century Paris', Proceedings of the Western Society for French History, 29 (2003), pp. 176–185.

Paul Lawrence, '"Scoundrels and scallywags, and some honest men ...": Memoirs and the self-image of French and English policemen c.1870-1939', in Barry Godfrey, Clive Emsley, and Graeme Dunstall, eds. Comparative Histories of Crime (Willan Publishing, 2003), pp. 125–144.

Chris A. Williams, 'Britain’s police forces: forever removed from democratic control?', History and Policy (Nov 2003).

Chris A. Williams, 'Police surveillance and the emergence of CCTV in the 1960s', Crime Prevention and Community Safety, 5 (3) (2003), pp. 27–37.

Chris A. Williams, 'Catégorisation et stigmatisation policières á Sheffield au milieu du XIXe siècle', Revue d’Histoire Moderne et Contemporaine, 50 (2003), pp. 104–125.

J. Carter Wood, 'Self-policing and the policing of the self: Violence, protection and the civilizing bargain in Britain', Crime, History and Societies, 7 (2003), pp. 109–128.

J. Carter Wood, 'It's a Small World After All?: Reflections on Violence in Comparative Perspectives', in Barry Godfrey, Clive Emsley, and Graeme Dunstall, eds. Comparative Histories of Crime (Willan Publishing, 2003), pp. 36–52.

James Whitfield, 'The Metropolitan Police: alienation, culture and relations with London’s Carribbean Community 1950-1970’, Crime, History and Societies, 7 (2003), pp. 23-39.


Peter King, 'War as a judicial resource. Press gangs and prosecution rates, 1740-1830', in Norma Landau, ed. Law, Crime and English Society 1660-1840 (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2002), pp. 97–116.

Clive Emsley, 'The Police', in Vernon Bogdanor, ed. The British Constitution in the Twentieth Century, British Academy Centenary Monographs (Oxford, Oxford University Press/British Academy, 2002), pp. 557–583.


R.M. Morris, ‘ “Lies, damned lies and criminal statistics”: Reinterpreting the Criminal statistics of England and Wales’, Crime, Histoire et Sociétés/Crime, History and Societies, 5, 1 (2001) pp. 111-27.


Peter King, Crime, Justice and Discretion, Law and Social Relations in England 1740-1820 (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2000).

Clive Emsley, Patterns of Provocation: Police and Public Disorder (Oxford, Berghahn, 2000).

Clive Emsley, 'The Policeman as Worker: A Comparative Survey c.1800-1940', International Review of Social History 45 (2000), pp. 89-110.

Chris A. Williams, 'Counting crimes or counting people: some implications of mid-nineteenth century British police returns', Crime, History and Societies, 4 (2000), pp. 77–93.

Chris A. Williams, 'Expediency, authority and duplicity: reforming Sheffield’s police 1832-1840', Robert J. Morris and Richard H. Trainor, eds. Urban Governance: Britain and Beyond since 1750, Historical Urban Studies (Aldershot, Ashgate, 2000), pp. 115–127.

Georgina Sinclair, ‘From Hunt to Patten: The Thirty Year Debate on Policing Reform, Continuity or Change?’ Proceedings of the RUC Historical Society (Spring, 2000).

Before 2000

Clive Emsley, Gendarmes and the State in Nineteenth-Century Europe (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1999).

Clive Emsley, 'The Policing of Crime in the Nineteenth Century' in Mirkka Lappalainen and Pekka Hirvonen, eds. Crime and Control in Europe from the Past to the Present (Hakapaino, Helsinki, 1999), pp. 144-64.

Clive Emsley, 'The Habsburg Gendarmerie: A Research Agenda' (with Sabine Phillips), German History, 17 (1999), pp. 241-50.

Clive Emsley, 'A Typology of Nineteenth-Century Police', Crime, histoire et sociétés/ Crime, history & societies, 3 (1999), pp. 29-44.

Georgina Sinclair, ‘Sir Arthur Young, the Quintessential English Policeman’, Part I & II. Proceedings of the RUC Historical Society (Winter, 1999).

Peter King, ‘Gender, Crime and Justice in Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth-Century England’, in M. Arnot and C. Usborne, eds. Gender and Crime in Modern Europe (London, UCL Press, 1999), pp. 44-74.

Peter King, 'Locating Histories of Crime: A Bibliographical Study’, British Journal of Criminology 39 (Special Issue 1999), pp. 161-174.

Clive Emsley, 'Les gendarmes et les paysans vers une histoire institutionelle et social comparée', in Frédéric Chauvard and Jacques-Guy Petit, eds., L'histoire contemporaire et les usages des archives judiciaires (1800-1939) (Honoré Champion, Paris, 1998), pp.305-15.

Peter King, 'The Rise of Juvenile Delinquency in England 1780-1840, Changing Patterns of Perception and Prosecution’, Past and Present 160 (1998), pp. 116-166.

Clive Emsley, 'Political Police and the European nation state in the nineteenth century', in Mark Mazower, ed. The Policing of Politics (Berghahn Books, 1997), pp 1-25.

Peter King, P. Sharpe and T. Hitchcock, eds. Chronicling Poverty, The Voices and Strategies of the English Poor 1640-1840 (Macmillan, 1997).

Peter King, ‘Pauper Inventories and the Material Life of the Poor in the Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries’ in Peter King, T. Hitchcock, and P. Sharpe, eds. Chronicling Poverty. The Voices and Strategies of the English Poor 1640-1840 (Macmillan, 1997)

Peter King, ‘Female Offenders, Work and Lifecycle Change in Late Eighteenth Century London’, Continuity and Change, 11 (1996), pp. 61-90.

Peter King, ‘Punishing Assault: The Transformation of Attitudes in the English Courts, Journal of Interdisciplinary History, XXVII:1 (1996), pp. 43-74.

Peter King, ‘The Origins of the Problem of Juvenile Delinquency: The Growth of Juvenile Prosecutions in London in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries’, Criminal Justice History 14 (1993), pp. 17-41.

Peter King, ‘Legal Change, Customary Right and Social Conflict in Late Eighteenth-Century England. The Origins of the Great Gleaning Case of 1788’, Law and History Review 10 (Spring 1992), pp. 1-31.

Clive Emsley, The English Police: A Political and Social History (Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1991).

Peter King, ‘Customary Rights and Women’s Earnings. The Importance of Gleaning to the Rural Labouring Poor 1750-1850’, Economic History Review, XLIV, No 3 (August 1991), pp. 461-476.

Peter King, ‘Gleaners, Farmers and the Failure of Legal Sanctions in England 1750-1850’, Past and Present, 125 (1989), pp. 116-150.

Peter King, ‘Prosecution Associations and their Impact in 18th Century Essex’ in D. Hay and F. Snyder (eds) Prosecution and Police in Britain. The Social History of Criminal Law (Oxford University Press, 1989), pp. 171-207.

Peter King, ‘Illiterate Plebeians, Easily Misled. Jury Composition, Experience and Behaviour in Essex 1735-1815’ in J. S. Cockburn and T. Green (eds) Twelve Good Men and True. The Criminal Trial Jury 1216-1800 (Princeton, 1988), pp. 254-304.

Clive Emsley, Crime and Society in England, 1750-1900 (Longman, 1987).

Peter King, ‘Newspaper Reporting, Prosecution Practice and Perceptions of Urban Crime; The Colchester Crime Wave of 1765’, Continuity and Change, 2 (1987), pp. 423-454

Peter King, 'Decision-makers and Decision-making in the English Criminal Law 1750-1800’, Historical Journal, 27 (March 1984), pp. 25-58.

Clive Emsley, Policing and its Context, 1750-1870 (Macmillan, London, 1983).


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