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Bibliography: Judicial Procedures

General

  • Paley, Ruth (ed.). Justice in Eighteenth-Century Hackney: The Justicing Notebook of Henry Norris. London Record Society vol. 28, 1991.
  • L and au, Norma (ed.). Law, Crime and English Society, 1660-1830. Cambridge, 2002.
  • Baker, J. H. Criminal Courts and Procedure at Common Law 1550-1800. In Crime in England 1500-1800, ed. by J. S. Cockburn. 1977.
  • Baker, J. H. An Introduction to English Legal History. London, 1971.
  • Beattie, J. M. Policing and Punishment in London, 1660-1750: Urban Crime and the Limits of Terror. Oxford, 2001.
  • Beattie, J. M. Crime and the Courts in England 1660-1800. Princeton, 1986.
  • Bentley, David Jeffrey. English criminal justice in the nineteenth century. Hambledon: London, 1997.
  • Cockburn, J. S. A History of English Assizes, 1558-1714. London, 1972.
  • Cockburn, J. S. Trial by the book? Fact and Theory in the Criminal Process. In Legal Records and the Historian, ed. by J. H Baker. 1978.
  • Crawford, Catherine. Legalizing Medicine: Early Modern Legal Systems and the Growth of Medico-Legal Knowledge. In Legal Medicine in History, ed. by M. Clark and C. Crawford. 1994.
  • Crawford, Catherine. Medical Practitioners and the Law in Eighteenth-Century England. In Medicine and the Law, ed. by Y. Otsuka and S. Sakai. 1998.
  • Eigen, Joel Peter. Witnessing insanity : madness and mad-doctors in the English court. Yale University Press: New Haven (CT) and London, 1995.
  • Forbes, T. R. Surgeons at the Old Bailey: English Forensic Medicine to 1878. New Haven, 1985.
  • Gallanis, T. Reasonable doubt and the history of the criminal trial. University of Chicago Law Review, 76:2 (2009).
  • Gray, Drew. Crime, Prosecution and Social Relations: The Summary Courts of the City of London in the Late Eighteenth Century. Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
  • Handler, Phil. The Court for Crown Cases Reserved, 1848–1908. Law and History Review, 29:01 (2011).
  • Herber, Mark. Legal London: A Pictorial History. Chichester, 1999.
  • King, Peter. Crime, Justice and Discretion in England, 1740-1820. Oxford, 2000.
  • King, Peter. 'Press Gangs are Better Magistrates than the Middlesex Justices': Young Offenders, Press Gangs and Prosecution Strategies in Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth-Century England. In Law, Crime and English Society, 1660-1830, ed. by Norma Landau. 2002.
  • Landsman, Stephen. One Hundred Years of Rectitude: Medical Witnesses at the Old Bailey, 1717-1817. Law and History Review, 16:3 (1998).
  • Langbein, J. H. The Criminal Trial before the Lawyers. The University of Chicago Law Review, 45 (1978).
  • Langbein, J. H. The Origins of Adversary Criminal Trial. Oxford, 2003.
  • Langbein, J. H. Shaping the Eighteenth-Century Criminal Trial: A View from the Ryder Sources. University of Chicago Law Review, 50:1 (1983).
  • McKenzie, Andrea. 'This Death Some Strong and Stout Hearted Man Doth Choose': The Practice of Peine Forte et Dure in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century England. Law and History Review, 23 (2005).
  • Shoemaker, R. B. Prosecution and Punishment: Petty Crime and the Law in London and Rural Middlesex. Cambridge, 1991.
  • Stone, C. Dumb O Jemmy and others: Deaf people, interpreters, and the London courts in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Sign Language Studies, 8:3 (2008).

Judges and Juries

  • Beattie, J. M. Policing and Punishment in London, 1660-1750: Urban Crime and the Limits of Terror. Oxford, 2001.
  • Beattie, J. M. London Juries in the 1690s. In Twelve Good Men and True: The Criminal Trial Jury in England, 1200-1800, ed. by J. S Cockburn and T. Green. 1988.
  • Foss, E. Biographia Juridica: A Biographical Dictionary of the Judges of England, 1066-1870. London, 1870.
  • Green, T. Verdict According to Conscience: Perspectives on the English Criminal Trial Jury, 1200-1800. Chicago, 1985.
  • Hay, D. The Class Composition of the Palladium of Liberty: Trial Jurors in the Eighteenth Century. In Twelve Good Men and True: The Criminal Trial Jury in England, 1200-1800, ed. by J. S Cockburn and Thomas A Green. 1988.
  • Lamoine, G. Charges to the Grand Jury, 1689-1803. Royal Historical Society: London, 1992.
  • Langbein, J. H. The Criminal Trial before the Lawyers. The University of Chicago Law Review, 45 (1978).
  • Oldham, J. C. The origins of the special jury. The University of Chicago Law Review, 50:1 (1983).
  • Wiener, Martin J. Judges v. jurors : courtroom tensions in murder trials and the law of criminal responsibility in nineteenth-century England. Law and History Review, 17 (1999).

The Role of Lawyers

  • Beattie, J. M. Scales of Justice: Defence Counsel and the English Criminal Trial in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. Law and History Review, 9 (1991).
  • Beattie, John M. Garrow and the detectives : Lawyers and policemen at the Old Bailey in the late eighteenth century. Crime, Histoire et Sociétés, 11:2 (2007).
  • Cairns, David J. A. Advocacy and the making of the adversarial criminal trial, 1800-1865. Clarendon Press: Oxford, 1998.
  • Gallanis, T. P. The Rise of Modern Evidence Law. Iowa Law Review, 84 (1999).
  • Gallanis, T. P. The Mystery of Old Bailey Counsel. The Cambridge Law Journal, 65:01 (2006).
  • Gallanis, Thomas P. Making sense of Blackstone's puzzle: Why forbid defense counsel?. Studies in Law, Politics, and Society, 53 (2010).
  • Landsman, S. The Rise of the Contentious Spirit: Adversary Procedure in Eighteenth-Century England. Cornell Law Review, 75 (1990).
  • Langbein, J. H. The Prosecutorial Origins of Defence Counsel in the Eighteenth Century: The Appearance of Solicitors. Cambridge Law Journal, 58 (1999).
  • Langbein, J. H. The Origins of Adversary Criminal Trial. Oxford, 2003.
  • Langbein, J. H. Shaping the Eighteenth-Century Criminal Trial: A View from the Ryder Sources. University of Chicago Law Review, 50:1 (1983).
  • Langbein, J. H. The Criminal Trial before the Lawyers. The University of Chicago Law Review, 45 (1978).
  • Lemmings, David. Professors of the Law: Barristers and English Legal Culture in the Eighteenth Century. Oxford, 2000.
  • May, Allyson. The Bar and the Old Bailey, 1750-1850. Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and London, 2003.
  • Symposium. The Origins of the Adversary Criminal Trial (Proceedings of ASLH Conference 2003). Journal of Legal History, 26:1 (2005).

Trial Verdicts

  • Beattie, J. M. Policing and Punishment in London, 1660-1750: Urban Crime and the Limits of Terror. Oxford, 2001.
  • Beattie, J. M. Crime and the Courts in England 1660-1800. Princeton, 1986.
  • Eigen, J. P. Intentionality and Insanity: What the Eighteenth-Century Juror Heard. In The Anatomy of Madness: Essays in the History of Psychiatry, Volume 2: Institutions and Society, ed. by William F Bynum and Roy Porter and Michael Shepherd. 1985.
  • King, Peter. Crime, Justice and Discretion in England, 1740-1820. Oxford, 2000.
  • King, Peter. Decision-Makers and Decision-Making in the English Criminal Law, 1750-1800. Historical Journal, 27 (1984).
  • Rabin, Dana. Drunkenness and Responsibility for Crime in the Eighteenth Century. Journal of British Studies, 44:3 (2005).
  • Rabin, Dana. Identity, Crime and Legal Responsibility in Eighteenth-Century England. Basingstoke, 2004.
  • Walker, N. and McCabe, Sarah. Crime and Insanity in England: The Historical Perspective. Edinburgh, 1968.