Punishment is a subject that fascinates most people, probably because
it has a direct impact on our lives. Most people will either know someone
who is or be themselves affected by crime. It is also an ever-evolving
subject. Just as the nature and incidence of crime changes over time
so does our attitude to punishment and its purpose.
going to look at how Crime and Punishment changed from the mid-eighteenth
century to the end of the nineteenth century using Durham as an example.
Sources held by Durham University Library Archives and Special Collections
are used to consider crime and criminals,
people and punishments and prison
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