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The Summary courts and social relations in eighteenth-century England

King, Pete (2004). The Summary courts and social relations in eighteenth-century England. Past and Present, 183(1) pp. 125–172.

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This article argues that it was in the summary courts rather than anywhere else that the people met and experienced the law in the eighteenth centruy. It explores the types of cases brought, the social background of those who used the courts, the wide plebeian useage, the nature of proceedings, and the complex and important roles they played in eighteenth-century social relations.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 0031-2746
Keywords: crime; justice; magistrates; poor; social relations
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > History
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: International Centre for Comparative Criminological Research (ICCCR)
Item ID: 3890
Depositing User: Pete King
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2006
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 15:57
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