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'Rogues and Vagabonds'

Vagrant Underworld in Britain 1815-1985

'Rogues and Vagabonds' by Lionel Rose
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In this lively social history, first published in 1988, Lionel Rose explores in detail the plight of the street poor between 1815 and 1985. He describes the Victorian ‘Rogues and Vagabonds’ who made elicit peddling, begging frauds and other petty crime their profession. He considers the relevant legislation and systems for coping with the street poor, from the 1824 Vagrancy Act and accompanying improvements in policing, through the casual ward systems of the workhouses and the role of common lodging houses, to the development of Social Services in the 1940s and local authority provision of accommodation. This title will be of interest to students of history, criminology and sociology.

Taylor and Francis; January 2016
266 pages; ISBN 9781317361367
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Title: 'Rogues and Vagabonds'
Author: Lionel Rose
 
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9781138950894
9781317361367
9781317361374