Staff Directory: Dr Drew Gray
I work on criminal justice history across the 18th and 19th centuries specialising in the role of the Justice of the Peace. I am currently working on youth crime and supervising doctoral work on the summary process. My most recent book (London's Shadows) has just been made available in Kindle format. I am course leader for History joint honours here at UoN and run the history twitter feed @HistoryatUoN
I currently teach on a number of History modules within the UG and PG curriculum as well as contributing the Criminology programme here. At masters level I offer two courses - one on the history of violence and the other on gender and crime. At undergraduate level I teach modules on the History of British Heritage in Year one; Crime, Policing & Punishment in Year two and a specialist crime topic in Year three which focus on the Whitechapel murders of 1888. I also contribute towards the Research skills programme and supervise dissertations at UG and PG levels.
I have research interests in a number of fields relating to the history of crime and justice including the summary courts and the role of the magistracy, youth crime and changing attitudes to violence. More broadly I am interested in the social history of London in the long eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Publications on NECTAR
- Gray, D. (2012) Justice at its roots: the current state of research into summary proceedings and petty sessions in England. Invited Presentation presented to: British Crime Historians Symposium 3, The Open University, Milton Keynes, 06-07 September 2012.
- Gray, D. (2012) Policing the City of London, c.1780-1829. Invited Presentation presented to: Londonicity 2012: The Second Annual London Studies Conference, University of London, 22-24 June 2012.
- Gray, D. (2012) “Concealing my want of power”: social relations and the magistracy in Northamptonshire in the long eighteenth century. Invited Presentation presented to: North American Conference on British Studies (NACBS) 2012, Montreal, Canada, 09-11 November 2012.
- Gray, D. (2011) Contextualising the Ripper murders: poverty, crime and unrest in the East End of London, 1888. Invited Keynote presented to: Jack the Ripper Through a Wider Lens: An Interdisciplinary Conference, Bossone Research Enterprise Center, Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA, 28-29 October 2011.
- Gray, D. (2010) Gang crime in the shadow of the ripper: the Regent's Park murder of 1888. Invited Presentation presented to: Institute of Historical Research Seminar, University of London, England, 11 November 2010.
- Gray, D. (2010) London's Shadows: the Dark Side of the Victorian City. London, England: Continuum. 9781847252425.
- Gray , D. (2010) Not catching Jack: the Metropolitan Police and the hunt for the Whitechapel murderer. Invited Presentation presented to: Raunds and District History Society, Raunds, Northamptonshire, 04 November 2010.
- Gray, D. (2010) The regulation of crime in the nineteenth century. Invited Presentation presented to: Crime and Punishment in the Long Nineteenth Century, Oxford, England, 27 March 2010.
- Gray, D. (2009) 'For a sheep or a lamb': the eighteenth-century criminal justice system. Invited Presentation presented to: Raunds and District History Society, Raunds, Northamptonshire, 1 October 2009.
- Gray, D. (2009) Crime, Prosecution and Social Relations: The Summary Courts of the City of London in the Late Eighteenth Century. Basingtsoke, England: Palgrave Macmillan. 9780230203976.
- Gray, D. (2009) Getting the bloggers to read: using weblogs in undergraduate teaching. Invited Presentation presented to: E-learning Near and Far: Using Technology in Teaching History, University of Wolverhampton, 11 November 2009.
- Gray, D. (2008) "An example of that unity, and of that dependence of parts on each other, without which no well constructed and efficient system of police can ever be expected" : policing the city of London, c. 1780-1829. Paper presented to: European Social Science History (ESSHC) Conference, University of Lisbon, Portugal, 26 February - 1 March 2008.
- Gray, D. (2008) Not catching Jack: the Metropolitan Police and the hunt for the Whitechapel murderer. Paper presented to: University of Northampton Retired Staff Association, University of Northampton, December 2008.
- Gray, D. (2008) Putting undergraduates on trial: using the Old Bailey Online as a teaching tool. Paper presented to: The Metropolis on Trial Conference, The Open University, Milton Keynes, 10 - 12 July 2008.
- Gray, D. (2008) The Old Bailey Online as an EBA (enquiry based learning). Paper presented to: 10th HEA/HCA (Higher Education Academy/History Classic Archaeology) Annual Conference, Lady Margaret's Hall, University of Oxford, England, April 2008.
- Gray, D. (2008) The people's courts? Summary justice and social relations in the City of London, c.1760–1800. Family & Community History. 11(1), pp. 7-15. 1463-1180.
- Gray, D. (2008) You can't trust a special like an old time copper: policing Northamptonshire before the Police. Paper presented to: Creaton Historical Association Meeting, Creaton, Northamptonshire, October 2008.
- Gray, D. (2007) Bull-running, dangerous driving and the regulation of the streets of London, c.1780-1820. Paper presented to: British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Conference, Oxford, 4-6 January 2007.
- Gray, D. (2007) Settling their differences: the nature of assault and its prosecution in the City of London in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. In: Watson, K. (ed.) Assaulting the Past: Violence and Civilization in Historical Context. Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. pp. 141-159.
- Gray, D. (2007) The people’s courts? Summary justice and social relations in the City of London, c.1760-1800. Paper presented to: Urban Living: Society, Culture and Politics in the English Town, 1700-1850, University of Northampton, 5-6 July 2007.
- Gray, D. (2007) The regulation of violence in the metropolis. The prosecution of assault in the summary courts, c.1780-1820. The London Journal. 32(1), pp. 75-87. 1749-6322.
- Gray, D. (2006) Summary proceedings and social relations in the city of London, c.1750-1800. Doctoral thesis. The University of Northampton.
Crime, Prosecution and Social Relations: the summary courts of the City of London in the Late Eighteenth Century (Palgrave, 2009) (http://www.palgraveconnect.com/pc/doifinder/10.1057/9780230246164)
My second, London's Shadows: The Dark Side of the Victorian Capital (Bloomsbury, 2010) (http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/londons-shadows-9781441147202/)
'Gang crime and the media in late nineteenth-century London: the Regent's Park murder of 1888', Cultural & Social History, (forthcoming 2013)
'Making Law in mid-Eighteenth-Century England: Legal Statutes and their Application in the Justicing Notebook of Phillip Ward of Stoke Doyle', Journal of Legal History, (forthcoming 2013)
(with Peter King) 'The Killing of Constable Linnell: the Impact of Xenophobia and of Elite Connections on Eighteenth-century Justice', Family & Community History (forthcoming 2013)
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