HISE 6350 Crime and Punishment in Hanoverian England

This in depth seminar focuses on crime, punishment and the justice system in eighteenth-century England. We will investigate such topics as the rise of defense lawyers, the goals of punishment and the development of a system of police. Students will also make use of a digitized data base, "theoldbaileyonline", which contains the transcripts of trials held at the Old Bailey courthouse in London, to write a research paper.