"Villainy Detected!" Crime and Consequences in Britain and America in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
Villainy Detected!

The materials on this site illustrate eighteenth and nineteenth century crime and punishment practices in America and Britain. On both sides of the Atlantic, prison and judicial reform was debated while writers analyzed and sensationalized the criminal. Our site presents a number of these writings, along with the reflections of Lehigh University scholars.

This is the first phase of a growing body of resources.

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