Norma Landau, ed., Law, Crime and English Society, 1660-1830. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002. Pp. xii, 264. $75 (cloth).
Norma Landau has assembled some of the most distinguished researchers in early modem legal studies to contribute to this volume. The book honors John Beattie and his groundbreaking work on the history of early modem crime and criminal law. The chapters are fascinating and well-researched, although like most books of this nature, little connects them except that they all deal with English law in the period 1660-1830. It would be impossible to discuss each article in depth in an essay of this length, so instead I will focus on a few themes.
"And Wretches Hang?,"
Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities: Vol. 16
, Article 4.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/yjlh/vol16/iss2/4