Gender, Criminal Opportunity and Landscape in Nineteenth-Century Wales
journal contributionposted on 16.05.2018, 11:53 by Rachael Jones
In the nineteenth century, the old county of Montgomeryshire in Wales was mainly rural, with some industrialised towns. This article looks at the most prevalent crime dealt with in the county's Quarter Sessions, namely theft, and considers the gendered nature of law breaking. In particular it investigates the rural and urban landscapes and how they affected offenders’ activities and draws conclusions on the implications for policing.