A gathering of early criminous
materials similar to that of The Newgate Calendar was provided by Celebrated Trials, and Remarkable Cases of Criminal Jurisprudence, from the Earliest Records to the Year 1825, in six volumes, edited by George Borrow.
Even Michele Mancino's "Ecclesiastical Justice and the Counter-Reformation: Notes on the Diocesan Criminal Court of Naples," on its face the narrowest and most parochial of the essays here, deals (without acknowledgement) with an issue long familiar to those raised in the Anglo tradition: the struggle between state and church courts over the punishment of criminous
clerics, the one that led to the twelfth-century murder of the Archbishop Thomas a Becket.
That laurel surely belongs to the still-unfolding savings and loan crisis, the criminous
underpinnings of which are only now beginning to become visible.
McHardy, "Church Courts and Criminous
Clerks in the Later Middle Ages," in Medieval Ecclesiastical Studies, pp.
The revelation at the bomb-blasted Old Bailey that someone, surely a resentful member of the metropolitan criminous
fraternity, had found his way to the room in the Sheriff's corridor where the judiciary's supply of a thousand finest Havana cigars was stored--and removed them.
Concerning itself exclusively with the emergently fashionable category of the lamb-silencing serial killer, this timely volume stands eminently suitable to take its place beside Gaute and Odell's Murderers' Who's Who, Wilson and Pitman's Encyclopaedia of Murder, and Wilson and Seaman's Encyclopaedia of Modern Murder, on the shelf of standard criminous
43) For a discussion of the effectiveness of the English church when dealing with felons, see McHardy, "Church Courts and Criminous
Clerks in the Later Middle Ages," pp.
His essay entitled |Enjoyment of Murder: a Criminous
Reverie', written for the 1938 publication in America of a selection of his tales, introduces two further sections of the book -- |Murder File' and |Fact File' -- in which by phenomenally careful research the author has collated, amplified and cross-referenced all available information about trials, murder and the extraneous circumstances relating to those crimes alluded to in his biographical chapter.