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Drew Gray

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20072018
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Biography

I teach modules on the history of crime and punishment (HIS2010 and HIS3019 at UG level, HISM049 at PG) but am comfortbale lecturing on most aspects of British social and cultural historythat covbers the period from the mid 18th to the early 20th centuries. As a historian of crime I am most interested in the way that crime is portrayed in the media and how that impacts attitudes towards those accused of criminality. I am also fascinated by the use of discretion in all levels of the justice system and in who has access to this discretion.  

Education/Academic qualification

PhD

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homicide Social Sciences
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police Social Sciences
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xenophobia Social Sciences
penalty Social Sciences

Research Output 2007 2018

Exorcising a demon?: Why History needs to engage with the Whitechapel Murders and dispel the myth of ‘Jack the Ripper’

Gray, D., 23 May 2018, In : Humanities. 7, 2

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
History
Murder
Murderers
Historian
Demons

Jack the Ripper and ‘Fake News’: Myth and Reality in the Whitechapel Murder Case

Gray, D., 5 Jun 2017.

Research output: Contribution to conference typesPaperResearch

homicide
myth
news
news agency
mythology

Crime, Policing and Punishment in England, 1660-1914

Gray, D., 20 Jan 2016, Bloomsbury.

Research output: Book/Report typesBookResearchpeer-review

penalty
offense
justice
legal profession
prosecution

Gang crime and the media in late nineteenth-century London: the Regent’s Park murder of 1888

Gray, D., 1 Dec 2013, In : Cultural and Social History. 10, 4, p. 559-575 17 p., 4.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Murder
Gangs
Regent's Park
Crime
Working Class

Making law in mid-eighteenth-century England: legal statutes and their application in the justicing notebook of Phillip Ward of Stoke Doyle

Gray, D., 1 Aug 2013, In : The Journal of Legal History. 34, 2, p. 211-233 23 p., 2.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Statute
Notebook
Eighteenth-century England
Decision Making
Magistrates

Activities 2010 2010

Gang crime in the shadow of the ripper: the Regent's Park murder of 1888

Andrew David Gray (Speaker)
11 Nov 2010

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsSeminarResearch

Thesis

Summary proceedings and social relations in the city of London, c.1750-1800

Author: Gray, D., 2006

Supervisor: Smith, C. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

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