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Liverpool: Gangs, Vice and Packet Rats: 19th Century Crime and Punishment

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Liverpool: Gangs, Vice and Packet Rats: 19th Century Crime and Punishment - Archibald, Malcolm
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Now world famous for football and music, in the nineteenth century Liverpool had a very different reputation. One of the greatest ports in the world, and Europe's western gateway to the Atlantic, Liverpool's emerging wealth and prosperity brought with it a huge influx of crime to the streets, and a new breed of men whose job it was to try to enforce law and order on the increasingly unruly city streets. Much of Liverpool's crime was based around the docks and the sea. Crimps and runners waited to lure the homecoming seamen ...

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Liverpool: Gangs, Vice and Packet Rats: 19th Century Crime and Punishment 2015, Black and White Publishing, Edinburgh

ISBN-13: 9781845029623

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