By David G. Barrie, Susan Broomhall
Taking the shape of 2 spouse volumes, Police Courts in Nineteenth-Century Scotland represents the 1st significant research into the management, event, influence and illustration of precis justice in Scottish cities, c.1800 to 1892. every one quantity explores different, yet complementary, topics when it comes to judicial practices, relationships, reports and discourses in the course of the lens of an analogous material: the police court docket. quantity 1, with the subtitle Magistrates, Media and the loads, presents an institutional, social and cultural heritage of the institution, improvement and perform of police courts. It explores their upward thrust, objective and inner workings, and the way justice used to be administered and skilled through those that attended them in numerous roles. unique awareness is given to interpreting how court discourse used to be represented in print tradition, the function of the media in supplying a discursive observation on precis justice, and the ways that magistrates and the police engaged in a legislation and order discussion with the click. all through, attention is given to uncovering the connection among magistrates, the courts, the police and the broader group, and to charting the consequences of the increase of precis justice and the 'police-man' country for the city plenty (as evidenced via prosecution, conviction and punishment patterns). quantity 2, with the subtitle barriers, Behaviours and our bodies, explores, via themed case reviews, how police courts formed conceptual, spatial, temporal and advertisement limitations through regulating every-day actions, hobbies and cultures.