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The Liverpool UnderworldCrime in the City, 1750-1900$
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Michael Macilwee

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781846316999

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846317064

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Gangs and Anti-Social Behaviour

Gangs and Anti-Social Behaviour

(p.242) Seventeen Gangs and Anti-Social Behaviour
The Liverpool Underworld
Liverpool University Press

This chapter explores the history of gangs and anti–social behaviour in Liverpool during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It suggests that present–day concerns about anti–social behaviour go right back to the eighteenth century to rowdy apprentices causing mayhem. It describes different types of what was considered public nuisance during this period. These include street gamblers, prostitutes, hawkers, gangs of youths skulking on street corners, vandalism, swearing, and rough children's games. This chapter also considers the efforts of the middle classes to address these problems in the 1880s.

Keywords:   gangs, anti–social behaviour, rowdy apprentices, street gamblers, hawkers, prostitutes, vandalism, children's games, middle classes

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