London’s Criminal Underworlds, c. 1720–c. 1930

A Social and Cultural History

  • Heather Shore

About this book


This book offers an original and exciting analysis of the concept of the criminal underworld. Print culture, policing and law enforcement, criminal networks, space and territory are explored here through a series of case studies taken from the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries.


Criminal underworld organised crime prostitution robbery pick-pockets gangs gang crime street crime history of crime Old Bailey racecourse wars gangster long-firm fraud policing informing Case Studies concept crime cultural history culture history history of literature law space

Authors and affiliations

  • Heather Shore
    • 1
  1. 1.Leeds Beckett UniversityUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2015
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-33845-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-31391-1
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