The National Archives Podcast Series

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Catching Victorian and Edwardian criminals on paper

May 8th, 2009

Episode 93 of 474 episodes

The problem of serious habitual criminals and how to keep track of them greatly exercised the minds of our Victorian and Edwardian forebears. This lecture focuses on the methods utilised by police and government to record and monitor such offenders, and how the surviving records can beused by present-day historians to investigate both historical and contemporary questions concerning serious and persistent crime.