The Administration of Justice in Victorian Cheshire, 1840-90: A Quantitative Survey

Walliss, John (2021) The Administration of Justice in Victorian Cheshire, 1840-90: A Quantitative Survey. Transactions of the Lancashire and Cheshire Historical Society. ISSN 0140-332X (Accepted for Publication)

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Abstract

In this article I will present a quantitative survey of the administration of justice in Cheshire between 1840 and 1890. Drawing on a sample of 33,000 cases from assizes and quarter sessions as well as more infrequent sessions across the county, I will explore broad patterns in committals, prosecutions and sentencing over the fifty-year period. To this end, the article will be structured so as to follow defendants’ route through the criminal justice process, from committal through prosecution to sentencing. In the final section of the article, I will then explore the differing patterns of each as it pertained to the sex of the accused.

Item Type: Article
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > School of Social Science
Depositing User: John WALLISS
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2021 15:55
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2021 15:55
URI: https://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/3320

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