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Monographs

“This is your hour”: Christian Intellectuals in Britain and the Crisis of Europe, 1937–1949 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2019).

The Most Remarkable Woman in England: Poison, Celebrity and the Trials of Beatrice Pace (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2012).

Violence and Crime in Nineteenth-Century England: The Shadow of Our Refinement (London: Routledge, 2004).

Edited Collections

Christianity and National Identity in Twentieth-Century Europe: Conflict, Community and the Social Order (Göttingen: Vandenhoek & Ruprecht, 2016).

(with Paul Knepper) Special issue: “Crime Stories: Criminality, Policing and the Press in Inter-war European and Transatlantic Perspectives”, Media History 20, no. 4 (2014).

Articles, Essays, and Chapters

“The Press and the Criminal Trial: Britain in the 1920s”, in Criminal Justice in Modern Europe, 1870–1970, ed. Richard Wetzell (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming, 2020).

“Crime, Media and Modernity in the Twentieth Century”, in A Global History of Crime and Punishment in the Modern Age, ed. Paul Lawrence (London: Bloomsbury, forthcoming, 2020).

“When Personalism Met Planning: Jacques Maritain and a British Christian Intellectual Network, 1937–1949”, in Rajesh Heynickx und Stéphane Symons (ed.), So What’s New about Scholasticism? How Neo-Thomism Helped Shape the Twentieth Century (Berlin/London: Walter De Gruyter, 2018), 77–108.

“Future Research Agendas on Violent Crime: The Challenges to History from Evolutionary Psychology”, in special issue on future agendas in crime history: Crime, Histoire & Sociétés / Crime, History and Societies 21.2 (2017): 351–359.

“Blessed is the Nation? Christianity and National Identity in Twentieth-Century Europe”, in Christianity and National Identity in Twentieth-Century Europe: Conflict, Community, and the Social Order, ed. John Carter Wood (Göttingen: Vandenhoek & Ruprecht, 2016), 11–31.

“‘The rock of human sanity stands in the sea where it always stood’: Britishness, Christianity, and the Experience of (Near) Defeat, 1937–1941”, in Christianity and National Identity in Twentieth-Century Europe: Conflict, Community, and the Social Order, ed. John Carter Wood (Göttingen: Vandenhoek & Ruprecht, 2016), 131–148.

“‘A fundamental re-orientation of outlook’: Religiöse Intellektuelle und das Ziel einer ‘christlichen Gesellschaft’ in Großbritannien, 1937-1949”, in Kulturelle Souveränität – Politische Deutungs‐ und Handlungsmacht jenseits des Staates im 20. Jahrhundert, ed. Johannes Paulmann, Gregor Feindt, and Bernhard Gißibl (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2016), 165–194.

“Crime News and the Press”, in The Oxford Handbook of the History of Crime and Criminal Justice, ed. Paul Knepper and Anja Johansen (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016), 301–319.

(with Peter King) “Black People and the Criminal Justice System: Prejudice and Practice in Later Eighteenth- and Early Nineteenth-Century London”, Historical Research 88 (2015): 100–124.

(with Paul Knepper) “Crime Stories: Criminality, Policing and the Press in Inter-war European and Transatlantic Perspectives”, Media History 20, no. 4 (2014): 345–351.

“The Constables and the Garage Girl: The Police, the Press, and the Case of Helene Adele”, Media History 20, no. 4 (2014): 384–399.

“Zwischen Mammon und Marx: Christliche Kapitalismuskritik in Großbritannien 1930-39”, in Religion und Kapitalismus, ed. Robert König (Kaltenleutgeben: Ferstl & Perz, 2014), 147–176.

“Public Opinion and the Rhetoric of Police Powers in 1920s Britain”, in Justice et espaces publics en Occident de l’Antiquité à nos jours: Pouvoirs, Publicité et Citoyenneté, ed. Pascal Bastien, Donald Fyson, Jean-Philippe Garneau, and Thierry Nootens (Quebec: Presses de l’Université de Québec, 2014), 327–337.

“Drinking, Fighting and Working-Class Sociability in Nineteenth-Century Britain”, in Drink in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries, ed. Susanne Schmid and Barbara Schmidt-Haberkamp (London: Pickering and Chatto, 2014), 71–80.

“Watching the Detectives (and the Constables): Fearing the Police in 1920s Britain”, in Moral Panics, Social Fears, and the Media: Historical Perspectives, ed. Sian Nicholas and Tom O’Malley (Abingdon: Routledge, 2013), 147–161.

“‘German Foolishness’ and the ‘Prophet of Doom’: Oswald Spengler and the Inter-war British Press”, in Oswald Spengler als europäisches Phänomen. Der Transfer der Kultur- und Geschichtsmorphologie im Europa der Zwischenkriegszeit (1919-1939), ed. Zaur Gasimov and Carl Antonius Lemke Duque (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2013): 157–184.

“Press, Politics and the ‘Police and Public’ Debates in Late 1920s Britain”, Crime, Histoire & Sociétés / Crime, History and Societies 16, no. 1 (2012): 75–98.

“‘Going mad is their only way of staying sane’: Norbert Elias and the Civilised Violence of J.G. Ballard”, in J.G. Ballard: Visions and Revisions, ed. Jeannette Baxter and Rowland Wymer (London: Palgrave, 2011), 198–214.

“A Change of Perspective: Integrating Evolutionary Psychology into the Historiography of Violence”, British Journal of Criminology 51 (2011): 479–498.

“Reading Spaces and Reading Violence in Nineteenth-Century Britain”, Journal for the Study of British Cultures 17, no. 2 (2010): 133–143.

“‘The Third Degree’: Press Reporting, Crime Fiction and Police Powers in 1920s Britain”, Twentieth Century British History, 21, no. 4 (2010): 464–485.

(with Anja Müller-Wood) “How Is Culture Biological? Violence: Real and Imagined”, Politics and Culture (2010, Issue 1, Bioculture: Evolutionary Cultural Studies, www.politicsandculture.org/2010/04/28/contents-2/).

“‘Those Who Have Had Trouble Can Sympathise with You’: Press Writing, Reader Responses and a Murder Trial in Interwar Britain”, Journal of Social History 43, no. 2 (2009): 439–462.

“‘Mrs. Pace’ and the Ambiguous Language of Victimisation”, in (Re)Interpretations: The Shapes of Justice in Women’s Experience, ed. Lisa Dresdner and Laurel Peterson (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009), 79–93.

(with Anja Müller-Wood) “Bringing the Past to Heel: History, Identity and Violence in Ian McEwan’s Black Dogs”, Literature and History 16, no. 2 (2007): 43–56.

“Evolution, Civilization and History: A Response to Wiener and Rosenwein”, Cultural and Social History 4, no. 4 (2007): 559–565.

“The Limits of Culture? Society, Evolutionary Psychology and the History of Violence”, Cultural and Social History 4, no. 1 (2007): 95–114.

“Locating Violence: The Spatial Production and Construction of Physical Aggression”, in Assaulting the Past: Violence and Civilization in Historical Context, ed. Katherine D. Watson (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007), 20–37.

“Conceptualising Cultures of Violence and Cultural Change”, in Cultures of Violence: Interpersonal Violence in Historical Perspective, ed. Stuart Carroll (London: Macmillan, 2007), 79–96.

“Criminal Violence in Modern Britain”, History Compass 4, no. 1 (2006): 77–90.

“The Process of Civilization (and its Discontents): Violence, Narrative and History”, in Discourses of Violence – Violence of Discourses: Critical Interventions, Transgressive Readings and Post-National Negotiations, ed. Dirk Wiemann, Agata Stopinska, Anke Bartels and Johannes Angermüller (Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2005), 117–128.

“A Useful Savagery: The Invention of Violence in Nineteenth-Century England”, Journal of Victorian Culture 9, no. 1 (2004): 22–42.

“It’s a Small World After All? Reflections on Violence in Comparative Perspectives”, in Comparative Histories of Crime, ed. Barry Godfrey, Clive Emsley and Graeme Dunstall (Cullompton: Willan, 2003), 36–52.

“Self-Policing and the Policing of the Self: Violence, Protection and the Civilising Bargain in Britain”, Crime, Histoire & Sociétés / Crime, History and Societies 7, no. 1 (2003): 109–128.

Shorter articles and reviews

Review of Eloise Moss, Night Raiders: Burglary and the Making of Modern Urban Life in London, 1860–1968 in Cultural and Social History (forthcoming, 2020).

Review of Peter K. Andersson, Silent History: Body Language and Nonverbal Identity, 1860–1914 in Journal of Victorian Culture (forthcoming, 2020).

Review of Maren Tribukait, Gefährliche Sensationen. Die Visualisierung von Verbrechen in deutschen und amerikanischen Pressefotografien 1920-1970 in Jahrbuch für Kommunikationsgeschichte 20 (2018): 230–231.

Review of Hans Joas, Die Macht des Heiligen. Eine Alternative zur Geschichte von der Entzauberung, in Rottenburger Jahrbuch für Kirchengeschichte 37 (2018): 275–276.

Review of Christopher Hilliard, The Littlehampton Libels: A Miscarriage of Justice and a Mystery about Words in 1920s England in Cultural and Social History 15.4 (2018): 617–618.

Review of Richard Mc Mahon, Homicide in Pre-Famine and Famine Ireland in Crime, Histoire & Sociétés / Crime, History and Societies 22.1 (2018): 147–149.

Review of Drew D. Gray, Crime, Policing and Punishment in England, 1660–1914 in Journal of British Studies 56.2 (2017): 426–428.

Review of Louise Jackson and Angela Bartie, Policing Youth: Britain 1945–1970 in Economic History Review 68.3 (2015): 1081–1082.

Review of Pieter Spierenburg, Violence and Punishment. Civilizing the Body through Time in Crime, Histoire & Sociétés / Crime, History and Societies 18.2 (2014): 158–161.

Review of Rosalind Crone, Violent Victorians: Popular Entertainment in Nineteenth-Century London in the Journal of Social History 48, no. 1 (2014): 205–207.

Review of Judith Rowbotham, Marianna Muravyeva and David Nash, eds, Shame, Blame and Culpability: Crime and Violence in the Modern State in Law, Crime and History 3, no. 2 (2013): 183–186.

Review of Haia Shpayer-Makov, The Ascent of the Detective: Police Sleuths in Victorian and Edwardian England in Reviews in History (May 2013) (http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews/review/1409).

Review of Monica Flegel, Conceptualizing Cruelty to Children in Nineteenth-Century England in Nineteenth-Century Prose 40, no. 2 (2013), 258–261.

Review of Joanne Klein, Invisible Men: The Secret Lives of Police Constables in Liverpool, Manchester, and Birmingham, 1900-1939 in the Journal of British Studies 50, no. 4 (2011): 1016–1017.

Review of David Taylor, Hooligans, Harlots, and Hangmen: Crime and Punishment in Victorian Britain in the Journal of Social History 45, no. 1 (2011): 310–312.

Review of Lisa Rosner, The Anatomy Murders in the Journal of British Studies 49 (2010): 919–921.

Review of Shani D’Cruze and Louise Jackson, Women, Crime and Justice in England since 1660 in the Economic History Review 63, no. 3 (2010): 814–815.

Review of Pieter Spierenburg, A History of Murder: Personal Violence in Europe from the Middle Ages to the Present in the Journal of Social History 44, no. 1 (2010): 288–290.

Review essay on Anne-Marie Kilday, Women and Violent Crime in Enlightenment Scotland and Gregory Durston, Victims and Viragos: Metropolitan Women, Crime and the Eighteenth-Century Justice System in the Journal of Social History 43, no. 4 (2010): 1086–1090.

Review of Richard Mc Mahon, ed., Crime, Law and Popular Culture in Europe, 1500-1900 in the Economic History Review 62, no. 2 (2009): 496–497.

Review of Gregory Hanlon, Human Nature in Rural Tuscany: An Early Modern History in Cultural and Social History 6, no. 1 (2009): 122–124.

Review of Dan Vyleta, Crime, Jews and News, Vienna 1895-1914 in Cultural and Social History 5, no. 2 (2008): 253–255.

“Recent work on Elias and Violence: History, Evolutionary Psychology and Literature”, Figurations 28 (December 2007): 6–8.

Review of Stephen Kern, A Cultural History of Causality: Science, Murder Novels and Systems of Thought in Cultural and Social History 4, no. 4 (2007): 588–589.

Review of Clive Emsley, Hard Men: Violence in England since 1750 in the Journal of Social History 40, no. 3 (2007): 766–768.

Review of Jennine Hurl-Eamon, Gender and Petty Violence in London, 1680-1720 in the Journal of Social History 40, no. 2 (2006): 508–510.

Review of Martin Wiener, Men of Blood: Violence, Manliness and Criminal Justice in Victorian England in the Journal of Social History 39, no. 1 (2005): 266–268.

Review of Jeannie Duckworth, Fagin’s Children in Albion 36, no. 2 (2004): 309–311.

Review essay on Haia Shpayer-Makov, The Making of a Policeman: A Social History of a Labour Force in Metropolitan London, 1829-1914 and David Taylor, Policing the Victorian Town: The Development of the Police in Middlesbrough, c. 1840-1914 in the Journal of Victorian Culture 9, no. 1 (2004): 128–133.

Review of Louis A. Knafla, ed., Policing and War in Europe, in Albion 35, no. 3 (2003): 511–513.

Review of Thomas W. Gallant, Experiencing Dominion: Culture, Identity and Power in the British Mediterranean in the Journal of Social History 37, no. 1 (2003): 242–244.

Review of Shani D’Cruze, ed., Everyday Violence in Britain 1850-1950: Gender and Class in the Journal of Social History 36, no. 3 (2003): 813–815.

Review of Julius R. Ruff, Violence in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1800 in the Journal of Social History 36, no. 2 (2002): 479–481.