The Darker Side of Crime: Homicide in Nineteenth-Century Scotland
When & Where
W.W.J. Knox, University of St Andrews
Historical interest in violent crime is a fairly recent development in Scotland unlike other countries such as England, France and the US. This is an attempt to shift the focus towards Scotland using the records of the High Court of Justiciary held in the National Records of Scotland. The court papers will be used to address four vital questions: who committed these crimes? who were the victims? what were their motives and what were the outcomes?
Dr Knox will show how the court papers can be used to explain trends in violent behaviour as well as shed light on deeper issues connected to class and gender in nineteenth-century Scotland.
Time will be given at the end for questions.
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