Tracing London Convicts in Britain & Australia, 1780-1925

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      GB ah100 digitalpanopticon
  • Dates of Creation
      1780 - 1925
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      c 50 datasets
  • Digital Content
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This website allows you to search millions of records from around fifty datasets, relating to the lives of 90,000 convicts from the Old Bailey. Use our site to search individual convict life archives, explore and visualise data, and learn more about crime and criminal justice in the past.

In December 2019 the website was updated with the addition of two datasets on convict tattoos and a new search feature allowing you to search by convict occupations. A substantial number of additional punishment outcomes have been linked to trials. New visualisations have been added to the visualisation gallery.


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