Law, Morality and Regulation : Victorian Experiences of Financial Crime

This paper examines Britain's experiences of financial crimes during the second half of the nineteenth century, but it focuses on the actual processes of criminalizing business activity which have been largely neglected by scholars. Through reference to three key criminal trials dating from 185...

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Published in:The British journal of criminology
Main Author: Wilson, Sarah
Format: Electronic/Print Article
Language:English
Published: 2006
In:The British journal of criminology
Year: 2006, Volume: 46, Issue: 6, Pages: 1073-1090
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Summary:This paper examines Britain's experiences of financial crimes during the second half of the nineteenth century, but it focuses on the actual processes of criminalizing business activity which have been largely neglected by scholars. Through reference to three key criminal trials dating from 1850 to 1880, observations are made on the ways in which Victorian concerns about business activity translated into responses to financial crime. In doing so, the paper considers how the directions taken in these earliest proceedings can cast light on Victorian understandings of the problem' of financial crime
ISSN:0007-0955
DOI:10.1093/bjc/azl067