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Prof Barry Godfrey BA MA PhD FRHist.A JP

Professor of Social Justice Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology

    Publications

    Selected Publications

    1. Young Criminal Lives: Life Courses and Life Chances From 1850 (Book - 2017)
    2. Crime, Regulation and Control During the Blitz Protecting the Population of Bombed Cities (Book - 2016)
    3. Policing the Factory: Theft, private policing and the law in Modern England (Book - 2013)
    4. Criminal Lives: Family Life, Employment, and Offending (Book - 2012)
    5. Serious Offenders: A Historical Study of Habitual Criminals (Book - 2010)

    2019

    Victorian convicts were fed a surprisingly sustaining diet (Internet publication)

    Price, K. P., & Godfrey, B. (2019). Victorian convicts were fed a surprisingly sustaining diet. The Conversation. Retrieved from https://theconversation.com/

    Victorian systems will not solve modern prison health problems (Journal article)

    Price, K., & Godfrey, B. (2019). Victorian systems will not solve modern prison health problems. LANCET, 393(10169), 312-313. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(19)30112-6

    DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(19)30112-6

    2018

    Landscapes of production and punishment: convict labour management on the Tasman Peninsula 1830-1877 (Journal article)

    Gibbs, M. D., Tuffin, R. L., Maxwell-Stewart, H., Roberts, D. A., Roe, D., Steele, J. N., . . . Godfrey, B. S. (2018). Landscapes of production and punishment: convict labour management on the Tasman Peninsula 1830-1877. ANTIQUITY, 92(362). doi:10.15184/aqy.2018.58

    DOI: 10.15184/aqy.2018.58

    Landscapes of Production and Punishment: Convict labour in the Australian context (Journal article)

    Tuffin, R., Gibbs, M., Roberts, D., Maxwell-Stewart, H., Roe, D., Steele, J., . . . Godfrey, B. (2018). Landscapes of Production and Punishment: Convict labour in the Australian context. JOURNAL OF SOCIAL ARCHAEOLOGY, 18(1), 50-76. doi:10.1177/1469605317748387

    DOI: 10.1177/1469605317748387

    Fear of crime before 'fear of crime?' (Chapter)

    Godfrey, B. (2017). Fear of crime before 'fear of crime?'. In The Routledge International Handbook on Fear of Crime (pp. 7-19). doi:10.4324/9781315651781

    DOI: 10.4324/9781315651781

    Tracking the Gendered Life Courses of Care Leavers in 19th-Century Britain (Journal article)

    Cox, P., Shore, H., Alker, Z., & Godfrey, B. (2018). Tracking the Gendered Life Courses of Care Leavers in 19th-Century Britain. LONGITUDINAL AND LIFE COURSE STUDIES, 9(1), 115-127. doi:10.14301/llcs.v9i1.457

    DOI: 10.14301/llcs.v9i1.457

    2017

    Young Criminal Lives: Life Courses and Life Chances From 1850 (Book)

    Godfrey, B., Cox, P., Shore, H., & Alker, Z. (2017). Young criminal lives: Life courses and life chances from 1850. doi:10.1093/oso/9780198788492.001.0001

    Violence (Chapter)

    Godfrey, B. (2017). Violence. In A Companion to The History of Crime and Criminal Justice (pp. 271-273).

    Workplace crime (Chapter)

    Godfrey, B. (2017). Workplace crime. In A Companion to The History of Crime and Criminal Justice.

    2016

    Bringing the Prisoner into View: English and Welsh Census Data and the Victorian Prison Population (Journal article)

    Williams, L., & Godfrey, B. (2016). Bringing the Prisoner into View: English and Welsh Census Data and the Victorian Prison Population. Australian Historical Studies, 47(3), 398-413. doi:10.1080/1031461X.2016.1208258

    DOI: 10.1080/1031461X.2016.1208258

    Liquid crime history: Digital entrepreneurs and the industrial production of ‘ruined lives’ (Chapter)

    Godfrey, B. (2016). Liquid crime history: Digital entrepreneurs and the industrial production of ‘ruined lives’. In Liquid Criminology: Doing Imaginative Criminological Research (pp. 140-155). doi:10.4324/9781315592503

    DOI: 10.4324/9781315592503

    Victorian Convicts 100 Criminal Lives (Book)

    Cox, D., Johnston, H., & Godfrey, B. (2014). 100 Victorian Convicts. London: Pen and Sword.

    Crime, Regulation and Control During the Blitz Protecting the Population of Bombed Cities (Book)

    Adey, P., Cox, D. J., & Godfrey, B. (2016). Crime, Regulation and Control During the Blitz Protecting the Population of Bombed Cities. Bloomsbury Publishing.

    THE MAKING OF THE MODERN POLICE, 1780-1914, pt 1 (Journal article)

    Godfrey, B. (2016). THE MAKING OF THE MODERN POLICE, 1780-1914, pt 1. BRITISH JOURNAL OF CRIMINOLOGY, 56(2), 409-410. doi:10.1093/bjc/azu107

    DOI: 10.1093/bjc/azu107

    Soldiers as Victims, 1914-2014 (Chapter)

    Alker, Z., & godfrey, B. (2016). Soldiers as Victims, 1914-2014. In S. mcgarry, & S. walklate (Eds.), Palgrave Handbook on Criminology and War. London: Palgrave.

    2014

    On licence: Understanding punishment, recidivism and desistance in penal policy, 1853-1945 (Chapter)

    Cox, D., Godfrey, B., Johnston, H., & Turner, J. (2014). On licence: Understanding punishment, recidivism and desistance in penal policy, 1853-1945. In Transnational Penal Cultures: New Perspectives on Discipline, Punishment and Desistance (pp. 184-201). doi:10.4324/9781315815312

    DOI: 10.4324/9781315815312

    Report on the select committee of the house of commons on madhouses 1815 (Chapter)

    Godfrey, B. (2014). Report on the select committee of the house of commons on madhouses 1815. In A Companion to Criminal Justice, Mental Health & Risk.

    Black Market Britain, 1939-1955 (Journal article)

    Godfrey, B. (2014). Black Market Britain, 1939-1955. AMERICAN HISTORICAL REVIEW, 119(3), 984-985. doi:10.1093/ahr/119.3.984

    DOI: 10.1093/ahr/119.3.984

    Crime and justice 1750–1950 (Book)

    Godfrey, B. S. (2013). Crime and justice 1750–1950. doi:10.4324/9781843925811

    DOI: 10.4324/9781843925811

    Intergenerational offending in Liverpool and the north-west of England, 1850-1914 (Journal article)

    Williams, L., & Godfrey, B. (2015). Intergenerational offending in Liverpool and the north-west of England, 1850-1914. HISTORY OF THE FAMILY, 20(2), 189-203. doi:10.1080/1081602X.2014.990478

    DOI: 10.1080/1081602X.2014.990478

    War as an opportunity for divergence and desistance from crime, 1750-1945 (Chapter)

    Alker, Z., & Godfrey, B. (2015). War as an opportunity for divergence and desistance from crime, 1750-1945. In Criminology and War: Transgressing the Borders (pp. 77-93).

    2013

    Crime in England, 1880-1945: The rough and the criminal, the policed and the incarcerated (Book)

    Godfrey, B. (2013). Crime in England, 1880-1945: The rough and the criminal, the policed and the incarcerated. doi:10.4324/9781315886299

    DOI: 10.4324/9781315886299

    Counterblast: The Perennial Problem of Short Prison Sentences (Journal article)

    Johnston, H., & Godfrey, B. (2013). Counterblast: The Perennial Problem of Short Prison Sentences. The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 52(4), 433-437. doi:10.1111/hojo.12030

    DOI: 10.1111/hojo.12030

    A Historical Perspective on Criminal Justice Responses to Female and Male Offending (Chapter)

    Godfrey, B. (2013). A Historical Perspective on Criminal Justice Responses to Female and Male Offending. In Oxford Handbook on Gender, Sex, and Crime, (pp. xx). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    Crime and empire: Introduction (Chapter)

    Dunstall, G., & Godfrey, B. S. (2013). Crime and empire: Introduction. In Crime and Empire 1840-1940: Criminal Justice in Local and Global Context (pp. 1-7). doi:10.4324/9781843925804

    DOI: 10.4324/9781843925804

    Policing the Factory: Theft, private policing and the law in Modern England (Book)

    Godfrey, B., & Cox, D. (2013). Policing the Factory: Theft, private policing and the law in Modern England. London: Continuum, Bloomsbury Press.

    2012

    Criminal Lives: Family Life, Employment, and Offending (Book)

    Godfrey, B. S., Cox, D. J., & Farrall, S. (2012). Criminal Lives: Family Life, Employment, and Offending. doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217205.001.0001

    DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217205.001.0001

    'Protecting the Population: bureaucracy, affectivity and governing the Liverpool Blitz' (Chapter)

    AdeyP, P., Godfrey, B., & Cox, D. (2012). 'Protecting the Population: bureaucracy, affectivity and governing the Liverpool Blitz'. In Ordnance: war, architecture, space. (pp. xx). Farnham: Ashgate.

    At the crossroads, but which way to go? (Chapter)

    Godfrey, B. (2012). At the crossroads, but which way to go?. In The Magistracy at the Crossroads (pp. 83-91). London: Waterside Press.

    Discipline (Chapter)

    Godfrey, B. (2012). Discipline. In The Victorian World (pp. 415-431). London: Routledge.

    The 'convict stain': Desistence in the penal colony (Chapter)

    Godfrey, B. (2013). The 'convict stain': Desistence in the penal colony. In Shame, Blame and Culpability: Crime and violence in the modern state (pp. 96-108). doi:10.4324/9780203110621

    DOI: 10.4324/9780203110621

    2011

    Critical Historical Perspectives on Crime (Chapter)

    Godfrey, B. (2011). Critical Historical Perspectives on Crime. In W. S. DeKeseredy, & M. Dragiewicz (Eds.), The Handbook of Critical Criminology (pp. 209-223). London: Routledge.

    Historical and Archival Research Methods (Chapter)

    Godfrey, B. (2011). Historical and Archival Research Methods. In D. Gadd, S. Karstedt, & S. Mesner (Eds.), The Handbook on Criminology Research Methods (pp. 159-175). New York: Sage.

    Private Policing and the Workplace: The Worsted Committee and the Policing of Labour in Northern England, 1840-80 (Chapter)

    Godfrey, B. (2011). Private Policing and the Workplace: The Worsted Committee and the Policing of Labour in Northern England, 1840-80. In P. Lawrence (Ed.), The New Police in the Nineteenth Century, (pp. xx). Farnham: Ashgate.

    2010

    Serious Offenders: A Historical Study of Habitual Criminals (Book)

    Godfrey, B. S., Cox, D., & Farrall, S. (2010). Serious Offenders: A Historical Study of Habitual Criminals. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    2009

    '"The most troublesome woman in Crewe" : Crime, gender and sentencing, 1880-1940' (Chapter)

    Godfrey, B., Cox, D., & D'Cruse, S. (2009). '"The most troublesome woman in Crewe" : Crime, gender and sentencing, 1880-1940'. In Crime, Violence and the Nation State (pp. 249-292). New York: Edwin Mellen.

    The role of historically-embedded structures in processes of criminal reform (Journal article)

    Farrall, S., Godfrey, B., & Cox, D. (2009). The role of historically-embedded structures in processes of criminal reform. Theoretical Criminology, 13(1), 79-104. doi:10.1177/1362480608100174

    DOI: 10.1177/1362480608100174

    2008

    Changing Prosecution Practices and their Impact on Crime Figures, 1857-1940 (Journal article)

    Godfrey, B. (2007). Changing Prosecution Practices and their Impact on Crime Figures, 1857-1940. British Journal of Criminology, 48(2), 171-189. doi:10.1093/bjc/azm071

    DOI: 10.1093/bjc/azm071

    History and Crime (Book)

    Godfrey, B. S., Williams, C. A., & Lawrence, P. (2008). History & Crime. doi:10.4135/9781446213452

    DOI: 10.4135/9781446213452

    ‘The Last Fleet’: Crime, Reformation, and Punishment in Western Australia After 1868 (Journal article)

    Godfrey, B., & Cox, D. J. (2008). ‘The Last Fleet’: Crime, Reformation, and Punishment in Western Australia After 1868. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 41(2), 236-258. doi:10.1375/acri.41.2.236

    DOI: 10.1375/acri.41.2.236

    2007

    'Setting the Scene: The History of Victims' (Chapter)

    Kearon, T., & Godfrey, B. (2007). 'Setting the Scene: The History of Victims'. In S. Walklate (Ed.), The Handbook of Victims and Victimology (pp. 17-37). Cullompton: Willan.

    Criminal Lives: Family, Employment and Offending (Book)

    Godfrey, B., Cox, D., & Farrall, S. (2007). Criminal Lives: Family, Employment and Offending. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    Violence and disorder, 1880-1914: Similar trends, similar offences and similar explanations? (Chapter)

    Godfrey, B., & Dunstall, G. (2007). Violence and disorder, 1880-1914: Similar trends, similar offences and similar explanations?. In Assaulting the Past (pp. 141-162). Cambridge: Cambridge Scholar Press.

    `Persistent offenders in the North West of England, 1880-1940: Some critical research questions' (Journal article)

    Cox, D., Farrall, S., & Godfrey, B. (2007). `Persistent offenders in the North West of England, 1880-1940: Some critical research questions'. Crimes and Misdemeanours: Law in Historical Dimension, 1(1). Retrieved from http://www.pbs.plymouth.ac.uk/solon/journalVol1Issue1.htm

    2006

    British Journal of Criminology: Introduction (Journal article)

    Karstedt, S., Levi, M., & Godfrey, B. (2006). British Journal of Criminology: Introduction. British Journal of Criminology, 46(6), 971-975. doi:10.1093/bjc/azl077

    DOI: 10.1093/bjc/azl077

    Markets, Risk and 'White-collar' Crimes: Moral Economies from Victorian times to Enron (Book)

    Godfrey, B., Karstedt, S., & Levi, M. (Eds.) (2006). Markets, Risk and 'White-collar' Crimes: Moral Economies from Victorian times to Enron. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    Ontological Boundaries and Temporal Watersheds in the Development of White-Collar Crime (Journal article)

    Locker, J. P., & Godfrey, B. (2006). Ontological Boundaries and Temporal Watersheds in the Development of White-Collar Crime. The British Journal of Criminology, 46(6), 976-992. doi:10.1093/bjc/azl081

    DOI: 10.1093/bjc/azl081

    `Community `Law', Policing, and the Structures of Legitimacy' (Journal article)

    Godfrey, B. (2006). `Community `Law', Policing, and the Structures of Legitimacy'. Crime, History and Society/Crime Histoire et Societe, 10(1), 26.

    2005

    Explaining Gendered Sentencing Patterns for Violent Men and Women in the Late-Victorian and Edwardian Period (Journal article)

    Godfrey, B. S., Farrall, S., & Karstedt, S. (2005). Explaining Gendered Sentencing Patterns for Violent Men and Women in the Late-Victorian and Edwardian Period. The British Journal of Criminology, 45(5), 696-720. doi:10.1093/bjc/azi028

    DOI: 10.1093/bjc/azi028

    Crime and Empire: Criminal justice in global and local context 1840-1940 (Book)

    Godfrey, B. S., & Dunstall, G. (2013). Crime and empire 1840-1940: Criminal justice in local and global context. doi:10.4324/9781843925804

    The growth of crime and crime control in developing towns: Timaru and Crewe, 1850–1920 (Chapter)

    Godfrey, B. S., & Dunstall, G. (2013). The growth of crime and crime control in developing towns: Timaru and Crewe, 1850–1920. In Crime and Empire 1840-1940: Criminal Justice in Local and Global Context (pp. 135-144). doi:10.4324/9781843925804

    DOI: 10.4324/9781843925804

    Cinderellas and Packhorses: the Shropshire Bench (Book)

    Godfrey, B., & Cox, D. (Eds.) (2005). Cinderellas and Packhorses: the Shropshire Bench. Shrewsbury: Logaston press.

    Crime and Justice, 1750-1950 (Book)

    Godfrey, B., & Lawrence, P. (2005). Crime and Justice, 1750-1950. Cullompton: Willan.

    `Explaining gendered sentencing patterns for violent men and women in the late Victorian and Edwardian period' (Journal article)

    Godfrey, B., Farrall, S., & Karstedt, S. (2005). `Explaining gendered sentencing patterns for violent men and women in the late Victorian and Edwardian period'. British Journal of Criminology, 45(3).

    2004

    'Loss, collective memory and transcripted oral histories' (Chapter)

    Godfrey, B., & Richardson, J. (2004). 'Loss, collective memory and transcripted oral histories'. In Life Story Research (pp. 143-155). London: Sage.

    Loss, collective memory and transcripted oral histories (Journal article)

    GODFREY, B. S., & RICHARDSON, J. C. (2004). Loss, collective memory and transcripted oral histories. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 7(2), 143-155. doi:10.1080/13645570210155050

    DOI: 10.1080/13645570210155050

    Persistence in Crime and the Impact of Significant Life-Changes (Chapter)

    Godfrey, B., Farrall, S., & Locker, J. (2004). Persistence in Crime and the Impact of Significant Life-Changes. In M. Porret, & C. Emsley (Eds.), Recidivists and Recidivism from the Renaissance to the 21st Century (pp. xx). Geneva: Droz.

    Self-identity, empathy, and sympathy in reading transcripts (Chapter)

    Godfrey, B. (2004). Self-identity, empathy, and sympathy in reading transcripts. In Narrative, Memory and Identity (pp. xx). Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield Press.

    `"Rough" Girls: The `recent' history of violent young women, 1900-1930' (Chapter)

    Godfrey, B. (2004). `"Rough" Girls: The `recent' history of violent young women, 1900-1930'. In A. Worrall, & C. Alder (Eds.), Criminal Girls (pp. xx). Albany: SUNY Press.

    2003

    Towards ethical practice in the use of archived transcripted interviews (Journal article)

    Richardson, J. C., & Godfrey, B. S. (2003). Towards ethical practice in the use of archived transcripted interviews. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 6(4), 347-355. doi:10.1080/13645570210142874

    DOI: 10.1080/13645570210142874

    Comparative Histories of Crime (Book)

    Godfrey, B. S., Emsley, C., & Dunstall, G. (2013). Comparative histories of crime. doi:10.4324/9781843924319

    'Towards ethical practice in the use of transcribed oral interviews' (Journal article)

    Richardson, J., & Godfrey, B. (2003). 'Towards ethical practice in the use of transcribed oral interviews'. ational Journal of Social Research Methodology, 6(4), 200-214.

    Counting and Accounting for the Decline in Non-Lethal Violence in England, Australia, and New Zealand, 1880-1920 (Journal article)

    Godfrey, B. (2003). Counting and Accounting for the Decline in Non-Lethal Violence in England, Australia, and New Zealand, 1880-1920. British Journal of Criminology, 43(2), 340-353. doi:10.1093/bjc/43.2.340

    DOI: 10.1093/bjc/43.2.340

    Introduction: Do you have planespotters in New Zealand? Issues in comparative crime history at the turn of modernity (Chapter)

    Godfrey, B. S., Emsley, C., & Dunstall, G. (2013). Introduction: Do you have planespotters in New Zealand? Issues in comparative crime history at the turn of modernity. In Comparative Histories of Crime (pp. 1-35). doi:10.4324/9781843924319

    DOI: 10.4324/9781843924319

    `Dear Reader I killed him': Ethical and emotional issues in researching convicted murderers through the analysis of interview transcripts' (Journal article)

    Godfrey, B. (2003). `Dear Reader I killed him': Ethical and emotional issues in researching convicted murderers through the analysis of interview transcripts'. Oral History, 31(1), 54-64.

    `Sentencing, Theatre, Audience and Communication: The Victorian and Edwardian magistrates' courts and their message' (Chapter)

    Godfrey, B. (2003). `Sentencing, Theatre, Audience and Communication: The Victorian and Edwardian magistrates' courts and their message'. In B. Garnier (Ed.), Les Témoins devant la justice (pp. 161-171). Rennes: Presses Univ. de Rennes.

    2002

    Private Policing and the Workplace: The Worsted Committee and the Policing of Labour in Northern England, 1840-80 (Journal article)

    Godfrey, B. (2002). Private Policing and the Workplace: The Worsted Committee and the Policing of Labour in Northern England, 1840-80. Criminal Justice History Special Issue: Policing and War in Europe, 16, 87-107.

    2001

    Ethics and transcribed oral history (Journal article)

    Godfrey, B. (2001). Ethics and transcribed oral history. Journal of the Australian Oral History Association, 74-80.

    Jack the Ripper and fin de siecle anxiety: `Re-positioning agency (Journal article)

    Godfrey, B. (2001). Jack the Ripper and fin de siecle anxiety: `Re-positioning agency. Newsletter Moderne, 24-27.

    The Nineteenth-Century Decline of Custom, and its Impact on Theories of ‘Workplace Theft’ and ‘White Collar’ Crime (Journal article)

    Godfrey, B. S., & Locker, J. P. (2001). The Nineteenth-Century Decline of Custom, and its Impact on Theories of ‘Workplace Theft’ and ‘White Collar’ Crime. Northern History, 38(2), 261-273. doi:10.1179/007817201790180676

    DOI: 10.1179/007817201790180676

    The nineteenth-century decline of custom and its impact on theories of `workplace theft' and `white collar' crime (Journal article)

    Godfrey, B., & Locker, J. (2001). The nineteenth-century decline of custom and its impact on theories of `workplace theft' and `white collar' crime. Northern History, 260-273.

    1999

    Law, factory discipline and 'theft': the impact of the factory on workplace appropriation in mid to late nineteenth-century Yorkshire (Journal article)

    Godfrey, B. (1999). Law, factory discipline and 'theft': the impact of the factory on workplace appropriation in mid to late nineteenth-century Yorkshire. British Journal of Criminology, 39(1), 56-71. doi:10.1093/bjc/39.1.56

    DOI: 10.1093/bjc/39.1.56

    Judicial Impartiality and the Use of the Criminal Law: The West Riding Magistracy and the Sentencing of workplace appropriators, 1840-80 (Journal article)

    Godfrey, B. (1999). Judicial Impartiality and the Use of the Criminal Law: The West Riding Magistracy and the Sentencing of workplace appropriators, 1840-80. Crime, History and Society/Crime Histoire et Societe, 3(2), 57-72.

    The Impact of the Factory on Workplace Appropriation in the Nineteenth-Century (Journal article)

    Godfrey, B. (1999). The Impact of the Factory on Workplace Appropriation in the Nineteenth-Century. British Journal of Criminology, 39(1), 56-71.

    Workplace Appropriation and the Gendering of Factory "Law": West Yorkshire, 1840-80 (Chapter)

    Godfrey, B. (1999). Workplace Appropriation and the Gendering of Factory "Law": West Yorkshire, 1840-80. In M. Arnot, & C. Usborne (Eds.), Gender and Crime in Modern Europe (pp. xx). London: UCL Press.

    1998

    "That's the History of the Mills": Studying the working experiences of mill women, 1840-1950 (Journal article)

    Godfrey, B. (1998). "That's the History of the Mills": Studying the working experiences of mill women, 1840-1950. Women's History Notebook, 5(1), 56-72.