Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Mr. Beard's Regency Tour Day 20: A Shocking Catalogue of Human Depravity: Patrick Colquhoun's cataloging of London Crime

This is part of my continuing series on Regency England and Georgian England. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, please check out my archive here.


Preventive policing and crime statistics seem obvious tools to us today, but in the final years of the 18th-century, Patrick Colquhoun helped introduce the concepts into the discussions of early police reform efforts in London.

Over at the English Historical Fiction Authors Blog, I discuss Colquhoun and his treatise on crime that he declared a "shocking catalogue of human depravity."

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