PhD Studentship Sentencing at the Old Bailey 1780-1880



Ref: PHD-DIDGITAL-OLD-BAILEY

Closing Date: 10 January 2014

This thesis on “Sentencing factors and disposals” will explore and examine all of the contextual linked-data on the life-course of the people sentenced to imprisonment at the Old Bailey. There are a variety of sentencing factors that must be taken into consideration when sentencing offenders: severity of the offence, whether the case is heard on indictment, and so on. There are also a number of other factors which may have played a part – the perceived social status of the defendant, the number of previous convictions, the perceived status of the complainant, and so on. This thesis will use data retrieved from a number of online digital sources  to investigate the overt and hidden factors that may have influenced whether a convicted felon was found not-guilty, imprisoned or transported.

Award Details

Due to funding, the award will cover the cost of UK/EU tuition fees and provides an annual maintenance grant (currently £13,811 per year) for three years.  The studentships will commence on 1 February 2014.

Eligibility

In addition to applying for the studentship, applicants need to apply directly to the University of Liverpool for entrance into the doctoral programme.

The general eligibility requirements are:

  • Students applying for a doctoral studentship should normally have, or be studying for, a Master’s degree or similar postgraduate qualification.
  • Awards are open to UK and EU applicants, who have been resident in the UK for at least 3 years immediately preceding the start of their course.

Please contact Professor barry Godfrey for further details: [email protected]

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