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Published: 15 July 2011

281 Pages | 5 b/w illustrations, 3 maps

6 X 9 inches

ISBN: 9781846316838

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The Monster Evil

Policing and Violence in Victorian Liverpool

John E. Archer

Liverpool University Press

  • First significant and most vivid account of 19th-century violence in any British city
  • Comprehensive coverage of all forms of inter-personal violence from murder to everyday drunken assaults
  • Explores the rise and stigmatization of Liverpool's reputation as an abnormally violent place in the 19th century
  • Examines the role and success of the police in combating violence
  • Contains a contemporary eye-witness account of the violence confronting Liverpool's constables on night patrol