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Counterfeit Currency and the Criminal Law in Commercialising Scotland


Author: Chloë Kennedy

This article examines criminal law responses to counterfeit currency (notes and coins) in Scotland during a period of rapid commercialization (c1780-1850). Using a mix of qualitative and quantitative methods, it argues that changes in working and economic conditions and currency usage are vital to understanding both the rate and patterns of criminal offending and the legal responses these generated.

Chloë Kennedy, “Counterfeit Currency and the Criminal Law in Commercializing Scotland”, in A. M. Godfrey (ed.), Miscellany Eight [Stair Society vol. 67] (Edinburgh, 2020), pp. 285–317

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