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Links to useful websites

(1) General

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/REVhistoryCrime.htm The ever reliable Spartacus site provides a list of useful websites which contain material relating to the history of Crime and Punishment.

http://www.learningcurve.gov.uk/candp/default.htm A Learning Curve exhibition looking at various aspects of Crime, Prevention and Punishment from theMiddle Ages to the 20th century.

http://www.learnhistory.org.uk/cpp/index.html This site contains lots of useful material about the history of Crime and Punishment. Not all links are active yet but it is definitely worth checking out!

http://www.pmnw.co.uk/ This is the official website of the Prison Me No way!!! group who aim to educate and empower young people so that they don't end up in prison. It also includes a history of prison and interactive elements.

http://www.walksonthewildeside.co.uk/ An excellent interactive resource looking at many aspects of 19th century life in Newcastle. It includes a section on Crime and Punishment.


(2) Juvenile Crime

http://www.buckscc.gov.uk/archives/education/victorian_crime/ This site uses records and images from the Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies to consider what was it like for children who went to prison.

http://www.learningcurve.gov.uk/snapshots/snapshot25/snapshot25.htm A Learning Curve Snapshot looking at Victorian children who found themselves in trouble with the law.

http://www.learningcurve.gov.uk/snapshots/snapshot24/snapshot24.htm Another Learning Curve Snapshot. This one asks why were prisons so tough and is based on documents relating to Coldbaths Prison in London.

http://www.hiddenlives.org.uk/articles/juvenile_part1.html An online article about juvenile crime in Victorian Britain.


(3) Crime and Punishment in different localities

http://www3.shropshire-cc.gov.uk/roots/list_cri.htm This site is dedicated to the history of Crime and Punishment in Shropshire.

http://sites.scran.ac.uk/lamb/crime.htm. Part of the SCRAN site, this website uses documents and material from the Lamb Collection to look at the history of Crime and Punishment in Dundee.

http://history.powys.org.uk/school1/presteigne/crimenu.shtml Part of the Victorian Powys site which looks at different aspects of life in Victorian mid-Wales.

http://www.indigogroup.co.uk/durhamdialect/stanley.htm A guide to some of the dialect used by Armstrong.


(4) Prisons and Prison reform

http://howardleague.netefficiency.co.uk/index.php?id=historyofprison. These pages are part of the Howard League for Penal Reform web site and give a concise history of the prison reform movement.

http://www.innocentuntilprovenguilty.com/index.html. The campaign for prison reform is still ongoing. This site is produced by the Prisons Reform Trust and draws attention to the state of prisons today and the need for change.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Howard_(prison_reformer) An encyclopaedia entry for John Howard, the early prison reformer.

http://www.bunker8.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/history/howard.htm Detailed information on John Howard.

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/REfry.htm Entry from Spartacus about Elizabeth Fry. Provides useful background information.


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