Haia Shpayer-Makov (University of Haifa) ‘Close Encounters of an Asymmetrical Kind: Police and Enemy Aliens During the First World War in Britain’
Clive Emsley (Open University) ‘Bobbies and Mafiosi: When ‘the best police in the world’ went to war’
Mark Roodhouse (York University) ‘Britain’s Bootleggers: Black Markets and Organised Crime in Austerity Britain’
Bruce Houlder C.B. Q.C. D.L. (Former Director of Service Prosecutions) ‘Is Service Justice out of step – Glancing back from the front?’
Alison Adam (Sheffield Hallam University) 'Science in the service of detection: the British 'scientific aids' movement of the 1930s'
Ian Burney (University of Manchester) 'Spatters and Lies: Technologies of Truth in the Sam Sheppard Case, 1954-1966'
Chris Williams (Open University) 'The Home Office, Information and Communications, 1950-1975'
Paul Lawrence (Open University) 'Identification, Technology and the British Police: The Curious Case of the Adoption of Photo-FIT'
A response to the papers was given by Graham Pike (Open University)
Donald Fyson (Laval University, Canada) 'The Spectacle of State Violence: Executions in Quebec, 1759-1872'
Maryse Tennant (Canterbury Christ Church) 'The Police that Never Was: Peel, Melbourne and the Cheshire Constabulary (1839-1857)
Chris Fevre (Dundee University) 'The origins of black community resistance to policing in London, 1945-1959'
Zoe Alker (Liverpool) 'Digital Panopticon: Visualising Crime and Punishment 1780-1925'
David Smale ‘Early Chief Constables in Scotland: Policing the City and the County'
Simon Peplow (Exeter) ‘Bargaining by Riot? Race, Policing, and Public Inquiries during the 1980-81 distrubances in England'
David Baker (Coventry) 'Coroners and Justice: Continuity and Change in Cases of Death after Police Contact'
Kenneth Duggan (KCL) ‘Self-Policing with Accountability in Pre-Modern England’
Paul Lawrence (Open University) ‘SUS! Pre-Emptive Policing and the Vagrancy Act of 1824’
Kallum Dhillon (UCL) ‘Crime in the Archive: Researching the Geography of Criminal Activity in Edwardian London’
Goncalo Gonçalves (Lisbon University Institute) ‘Police Reform and Political Change in Interwar Portugal’
Guy Woolnough (Keele) 'Policing Morals in Victorian Cumbria: Plebeian Respectability'
Henry Yeomans (Leeds) 'Tax, Morals and Behavioural Regulation: The Case of Alcohol Excise Duties'
Julia Laite (Birkbeck) 'The Moral Regulation of Migration: The Control of Trafficking and Smuggling in the Early Twentieth Century'
Simon Jenkins (Cardiff) 'Space/Place and the Policing of Prostitution in Cardiff, 1920-1960'
Terry Patton (Open University) 'Royal Commissions, Corporal Punishment and the Nineteenth-Century Court Martial'
Rebecca Crites (University of Warwick) ' "Brutes, whores and shell-shocked wretches": the impact of the First World War upon news media representations of the wife beater in Britain, 1914-1929'
Clive Emsley (Open University) 'Flashman, Orwell and the Gun-Slinging Bobby'
Georgina Sinclair (Open University) 'Insider/ Outsider Policing: the Role of MOD POlice under Operation Herrick, Afghanistan 2006-2014'
Kate O’Donnell (Griffith University) ‘Hybrid High Policing: ACPO and the blurring of public and private policing'
Robert M Morris ‘Towards a history of covert policing’
Ben Taylor (King’s College London) 'The Battle for Information: The emergence of police science in the postwar Home Office'
Kevin Rigg (Teesside University) ‘The Capacity of a Constable to Express Agency and Individuality in a Post-war County Borough Police Force’
Bob Love (University of Leicester) 'Somerset before the police - policing the county 1830 - 1856'
Elaine Saunders (Open University) 'Policing a rural county: eighteenth-century systems of policing in Hertfordshire'
Francis Boorman (University of London) 'The spatiality of policing, crime and disorder in Chancery Lane, c.1760-1815'
Dave Churchill (University of Leicester) 'The police and the public in Leeds, 1850-1900: the contexts and content of popular animosity'
Georgina Sinclair (Open University) and Melissa Bull (Griffith University/ CEPS) ‘Keeping the peace at home: the exchange of capacity in international and local policing forums’
John Moore (University of the West of England) ‘An unwelcome colonial penal experiment: How the trial of Alexander Maconochie’s “Mark System” on Norfolk Island penal settlement between 1840 and 1844 was viewed from New South Wales’
Marion Pluskota (University of Leicester) ‘Researching the criminal corpse in eighteenth-century France’
Matt Neale (University of Leicester/ IHR) ‘Geographies of crime and policing in eighteenth-century Bristol’
This themed seminar explored the links between criminal justice history and military history.
Terry Patton (Open University) ‘Corporal Punishment in the Royal Navy, 1784-1812’
Nick Hiley (University of Kent) ‘”The Fellowship of the Four Winds”: British Conscientious Objectors on the run during the First World War’
Barry Sheehan (Open University) ‘Replacing the Civilian Courts: Martial Law and the British Army in Ireland, 1919-1921’
Clive Emsley (Open University) ‘”Why ‘Crucify’ Tommy?” Punishment and the British Army during the First World War’
David Lemmings (University of Adelaide), 'Henry Fielding, moralist, justice and journalist: narratives of panic, authority and emotion in English newspaper crime and justice reportage, 1748-52'
Simon Devereaux (University of Victoria, BC), 'Hanging and Pardon at the Old Bailey, 1714-1837: A broad statistical analysis'
Andrea McKenzie (University of Victoria, BC), 'Biting the Biter: Sex, scatology and satiric inversion in Augustan Highwayman "Lives"'
Neil Pye (University of Huddersfield), 'Chartism and the development of Policing in the West Riding, c.1838-1848'
Sascha Auerbach (University of Northern British Columbia/ King's College London), ' "Handymen of the Courts": The Advent of Probation and the Role of Missionaries in the London Police Courts, 1876-1918'
This themed seminar explored the links between histories of crime and the history of print in the nineteenth century. Crime and its punishment has long been a topic which has attracted readers and filled the coffers of publishers. However, from the turn of the nineteenth century, developments in printing technology, the emergence of cheap publications and rising literacy levels meant that interactions between crime and print culture flourished. The four papers at this seminar explored the ways in which crime shaped forms of writing, publishing, print distribution and reading.
Kirsty Reid (University of Bristol) ‘Writing the Voyage: Convict ship newspapers and the journey to Australia’
Alice Smalley (Open University) ‘Illustrating Crime: Visual representations of crime in the late nineteenth century newspaper’
Rosalind Crone (Open University) ‘”The prison and myself are becoming quite a show”: Elizabeth Fry’s prison project revisited’
Eloise Moss (University of Oxford) , ‘"The Burglar's Busy Period": Burglary Insurance, Fear of Crime and Contractual Nit-picking in Interwar Britain'
Songtao Yang (Henan University, China, British Academy Visiting Scholar at the OU), ‘Local policing in China during the eighteenth century'
Guy Woolnough (University of Keele), ‘Practical Policing at Brough Hill Fair: how the Cumbrian Police identified and dealt with problems at the fair'
David Churchill (Open University), ‘Enter Policeman, Exit Victim: the historiography of policing and criminal justice in nineteenth-century England’
Rachael Griffin (University of Western Ontario), ‘Early Victorian Detectives: The Detective Department of the Metropolitan Police, 1842-1878’
Quentin Deluermoz (Université Paris 13 Nord, ICHPCJ visiting fellow), ‘Uniformed police in Big Cities : circulation, connexion and comparison in the 19th century’
Chris Williams (Open University), ‘The Met and Information Technology, 1829-1939’
John Carter Wood (Open University), The 'Third Degree': The cultural history of an American phrase in early twentieth-century Britain
Huw Clayton (University of Wales, Aberystwyth), Bailing Out the Police: The Cases of Richard Sheppard and Bell Murray Compared
Janet Clark (Open University) Policemen, Protesters and Libertarians: Politics and the Public Order Act 1936
Heather Shore (Leeds Metropolitan University), ‘“Constable Dances with Instructress”: The Press, the Police and the Queen of Nightclubs in Inter-War London
Manuel Eisner (University of Cambridge), Killing Kings: Patterns of Regicide in Europe, 600 -1800 AD
Peter King (Open University), Space, Crime & Time. The Geography of Homicide in Scotland 1805-14 and 1836-56
Fiona Brookman (University of Glamorgan), Homicide: Contemporary Issues & Problems
Louise Westmarland (Open University), Snitches get Stitches: The Problem of Solving Homicide in Washington DC
Drew Grey (University of Northampton), The Whitechapel Murders in Historical Context
Special Guest: Frederic Vesentini
Speakers: Peter King (The Open University) and Paul Lawrence (The Open University)
Please direct enquiries about the Centre, including its facilities and access to its resources, to Dr Rosalind Crone:
Department of History
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The Open University
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