Monday, April 28, 2008

Of a Change of Policy and The Old Bailey Goes Public

Heavily pressed for time and so compelled by economic considerations Politeia from today will adopt a new posting policy.

Links to interesting newspaper and magazine articles (in any sense of the word) were hitherto reserved for Politeia Articles, while on the Home Page (the present) only original work was posted. This will change with this story from England (note the ' regional' term at the expense of the imperial remnant, Great Britain - because such is the state of the brave new world.

News and politics will be posted on Articles, while stories such as these (and hopefully the odd original) go on Politeia:

Yorkshire Post: "Global witness: Grim classics of Old Bailey go on Internet"

When murderers from years gone by killed their unfortunate victims they could never have imagined that, centuries later, the gory details of their misdeeds would be on show to the world.
But that's now the case, thanks to university researchers who have put true tales of crime and punishment dating back to 1674 on the Internet for all to see.

The Old Bailey Proceedings Online website has been doubled in size by researchers from the Universities of Sheffield, Hertfordshire and The Open University, who have expanded its coverage to include details of criminal trials from 1674 to 1913 – just after the Great Fire of London to just before the First World War.

The website, which has been funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), details crimes committed by the likes of Irish terrorists, train robbers, suffragettes and the infamous wife killer Dr Crippen.

It provides valuable insights into everything from pick-pocketing and robbery to abduction and murder. The website details over 197,000 of the trials held at London's central criminal court. (...) >>>


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