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Re-negotiating the bloody code: the Gordon riots and the transformation of popular attitudes to the criminal justice system

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posted on 2023-06-08, 16:30 authored by Tim Hitchcock
This chapter seeks to place the Gordon Riots in the context of the evolving relationship between the London working class and the state; and illustrate how a representative group of Londoners, the men and women tried at the Old Bailey, redefined their relationship with that particular court, and in the process with the broader criminal justice system. It will explore how a bunch of criminals and vagrants or at least defendants, could fundamentally affect the process of historical change; and how the Gordon Riots helped provide the catalyst for that change.

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Publication status

  • Published

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  • Accepted version

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

Page range

185-202

Pages

273.0

Book title

The Gordon riots: politics, culture and insurrection in late eighteenth-century Britain

Place of publication

Cambridge

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  • History Publications

Full text available

  • No

Peer reviewed?

  • Yes

Editors

John Seed, Ian Haywood

Legacy Posted Date

2014-03-05

First Compliant Deposit (FCD) Date

2016-03-22

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