Dr Richard Ward



A global history of execution and the criminal corpse, Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

Print culture, crime and justice in 18th-century London, Bloomsbury Academic, 2014.


with Williams L, Initial views from the Digital Panopticon : Reconstructing Penal Outcomes in the 1790s, Law and History Review, vol. 34, 2016, 893-928

with King P, Rethinking the Bloody Code in Eighteenth-Century Britain : Capital Punishment at the Centre and on the Periphery, Past & Present, vol. 228, 2015, 159-205

The Criminal Corpse, Anatomists, and the Criminal Law : Parliamentary Attempts to Extend the Dissection of Offenders in Late Eighteenth-Century England, Journal of British Studies, vol. 54, 2015, 63-87

Print Culture, Moral Panic, and the Administration of the Law : The London Crime Wave of 1744, Crime, Histoire et Sociétés, vol. 16, 2012, 5-24