ICYMI: Richard McMahon has edited the collection Crime, Law and Popular Culture in Europe, 1500-1900 (Routledge, 2013). Here are the description and table of contents from the publisher's website.
This book explores the relationship between crime, law and popular culture in Europe from the sixteenth century onwards. How was crime understood and dealt with by ordinary people and to what degree did they resort to or reject the official law and criminal justice system as a means of dealing with different forms of criminal activity?
Introduction, Richard Mc Mahon 1. Popular Violence and its prosecution in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century France, Julius R. Ruff 2. The containment of violence in Central European cities, 1500-1800, Joachim Eibach 3. Royal Justice, popular culture and violence: homicide in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Castile, Rudy Chaulet 4. Prosecution and public participation - the case of early modern Sweden, Maria Kaspersson 5. Towards a legal anthropology of the early modern Isle of Man, J.A. Sharpe 6. 'For fear of the vengeance': the prosecution of homicide in pre-Famine and Famine Ireland, Richard Mc Mahon 7. Violent crime and the public weal in England, 1700-1900, Greg T. Smith 8. Atonement and domestic homicide in late Victorian Scotland, Carolyn A. Conley 9. 'A second Ireland'? Crime and popular culture in nineteenth-century Wales, Richard W. Ireland Index