Annotated Bibliography


Blackstone, William.  Commentaries on the Laws of England: A Facsimile of the First

Edition of 1765-1769. London and Chicago: The University of Chicago Press,

1979.  This primary text was extremely helpful to our project.  It was interesting and beneficial to read the various punishments and crimes from a book written in the 1700s.  We used this book as background information on the various crimes we allude to in our project.


Emsley, Clive.  Crime and Society in England, 1750-1900.  New York:  Longman, 1996.

This book provided us with general information on the people and society from 1750-1900.  We obviously focused our research solely on the Eighteenth Century.

This book gave us some insight into the ways in which people dealt with arrests and crimes in general.


Goldsmith, Netta Murray.  The Worst Crimes. Vermont:  Ashgate Publishing Company,

1989.  We used this site mostly for background information.  From this text, we learned a great deal about law during the Eighteenth Century.  This text also discussed much about people and their responses to punishments.


Hagerty, James Edward.  Twentieth Century Crime:  Eighteenth Century Methods of

Control.  Boston, MA:  Stratford Company, c1934.  This text was used predominantly for the research we did on arrests.  It also helped us with some background information about pardons and reprieves.


King, Gregory.  “…the officers of the court, their assistants and attendants, on the

arraignment and trial of some peer…”  Woodbridge:  CT Research Publications,

Inc., 1986.  This article was very beneficial because it was a first hand account of the judicial process in the Eighteenth Century.  By reading this article, we had a better understanding of what offenders went through in the judicial process.


King, Peter.  Crime, Justice, and Discretion in England, 1740-1820.  New York:  Oxford

University Press, c2000.  This text was mostly used as a reference to specific crimes (specifically high treason) we included in our project.  It also provided us with general information on the pardons and reprieves.


Megivern, James, J.  The Death Penalty:  An Historical and Theological Survey. 

Mahwah:  Paulist Press, 1997.  This text was an excellent source for our section on the death penalty in the Eighteenth Century.  It provided us with general information regarding the death penalty, and the transformation it underwent. 


Rule, John and Wells, Roger.  Crime, Protest, and Popular Politics in Southern England.

London: Hambledon Press, 1997.  This text provided us with information on specific crimes and background information about pardons and reprieves.


Sistare, Christine T.  Punishment: Social Control and Coercion.  Paris:  Peter Lang

Publishing, 1996.  This book provided us with information background information on different types of punishments.  We used this book as a reference for punishments.


Sharpe, J.A.  Crime in Early Modern England, 1550-1750.  New York:  Longman, 1999.

            This text was used predominantly for specific crimes we included in our project. 

            In addition, this text was helpful with information on the death penalty.


Wasserman, Earl, R.  Aspects of the Eighteenth Century.  Baltimore:  The Johns Hopkins

Press, 1965.  This text provided us with an overview of many of the major

            important events that took place in the Eighteenth Century.  It is important to

            understand events in the time period in order to write about the crimes one

            may have committed.


Woloch, Isser. Eighteenth-Century Europe: Tradition and Progress, 1715-1789. New

York: W.W. Norton and Company, 1982.  This text was extremely helpful with

the research we conducted on various crimes including poaching, infanticide,

smuggling, vagrancy and rioting.