Crime, gender and punishment since the early modern period in both European and global contexts, with particular reference to crimes of violence.
The history of crime in Britain in the eighteenth century, with a particular emphasis on gender and crime, and gender specific crimes such as infanticide, along with more comparative interests in violent and non-violent criminality in terms of national and regional trend variations in the early modern period.
The history of punishment in Europe in the early modern period, reflecting interests in the development of attitudes towards certain types of crime and certain types of criminals and how they were punished both by the authorities, and by the society of the day.
Currently Anne-Marie is writing two research monographs, one for Routledge and one for Palgrave. The first relates to a history of violence in Scotland (for Routledge) and the second is a history of homicide in Britain since 1600 (for Palgrave).
Seminar Series organised since 2001
- On-going seminar series (with David Nash and in conjunction with the department of Law at Oxford Brookes University), Law, Crime and Deviance: Past into Present.