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Violence in the North West with Special Reference to Liverpool and Manchester 1850-1914

Title details

SN: 4376
Title: Violence in the North West with Special Reference to Liverpool and Manchester 1850-1914
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-4376-1
Depositor: Archer, J., Edge Hill College. Department of History
Principal investigator(s): Archer, J., Edge Hill College. Department of History
Jones, J., Edge Hill College. Department of History
Orr, D., Edge Hill College. Department of History
Sponsor(s): Economic and Social Research Council
Grant number: L133251004

Citation

The citation for this study is:

Archer, J., Jones, J., Orr, D. (2002). Violence in the North West with Special Reference to Liverpool and Manchester 1850-1914. [data collection]. UK Data Service. SN: 4376, http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-4376-1

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Subject Categories

Crime and law enforcement - Law, crime and legal systems
Legal history - History
Local history - History
Political history - History
Social history - History

Abstract

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The project was intended to investigate all forms of interpersonal violence, from common assault to murder, in the second half of the 19th century, and to attempt to differentiate and contextualise the range of violent offences. The aims of the project were to:

1. Expand and enhance historical understanding and knowledge of violence in the second half of the nineteenth century
2. Examine critically the accepted interpretation that there was a long-term decline in violence, placing special emphasis on the 1870s as a possible 'watershed' decade
3. Examine, where possible, under-reported crimes of violence directed at women and children
4. Examine contemporary reactions to and perceptions of violence
5. Provide the first full historical study of all types of violent crime which offers depth and context to studies of crime in the late twentieth century
Main Topics:
Female inmates of Strangeways prison, December 1870 to August 1873

These data consist of: the name and address of the offender; their town and country of birth; their nationality, age, height and weight at the beginning and end of their sentence, and details about their children, religion, marital status, next of kin, and previous convictions. There is also information on the dates of their sentence, the crime they were convicted of (including the location of the crime and details of the victim), the magistrate that committed them, and other comments.

Prosecutions brought by Liverpool Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, March 1912 to December 1914

These data are taken from a register of all prosecutions conducted by the LSPCC. In the majority of cases parents were charged with neglect of their children. Other charges include: persistent cruelty, failing to maintain; criminal assault, grievous bodily harm, ill treatment, and habitual drunkenness.

The data consist of: the name of the offender and their partner, address, number of children, offence, punishment, whether they were bound over, and other comments (such as whether there were previous convictions).

Inquests held at Liverpool Coroner's Court, 1854 to 1856, 1859, 1862 to 1865

The data consist of: the date of the inquest, the name of the decedent, the place and date of death, the age of the decedent at death, and the verdict given.

Coverage, universe, methodology

Time period: 1854 - 1914 - Female inmates of Strangeways prison, December 1870 to August 1873.
Prosecutions brought by Liverpool Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, March 1912 to December 1914.
Inquests held at Liverpool Coroner's Court, 1854 to 1856, 1859, 1862 to 1865.
Dates of fieldwork: July 1998 - October 2000
Country: England
Geography: Liverpool
Manchester
Greater Manchester
Lancashire
Spatial units: No information recorded
Observation units: Individuals
Kind of data: Textual data
Numeric data
Alpha/numeric data
Individual (micro) level
Universe: Subnational
Criminal offences
Domestic violence
Offenders
Female inmates of Strangeways prison, December 1870 to August 1873.
Prosecutions brought by Liverpool Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, March 1912 to December 1914.
Inquests held at Liverpool Coroner's Court, 1854 to 1856, 1859, 1862 to 1865.
Time dimensions: Time Series
Sampling procedures: No sampling (total universe)
Number of units: (C) 5864 (obtained) Inquests held at Liverpool Coroner's Court
Method of data collection: Transcription of existing materials; Compilation or synthesis of existing material
Weighting: No information recorded
Data sources: Register of Prosecutions, Liverpool Record Office, Liverpool Central Library, 179 CRU 6/1.
Female Register, Strangeways Prison, Archival Unit, Manchester Central Library, M600.
Register of Inquests 1854-1865, Liverpool Record Office, Liverpool Central Library, 347 COR 1.

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Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 30 July 2002
Copyright: Copyright J.E. Archer
Access conditions: The depositor has specified that registration is required and standard conditions of use apply. The depositor may be informed about usage. See terms and conditions of access for further information.
Availability: UK Data Service
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