Slowly but surely the history of English criminal law is being rewritten. Abundant monographs, articles and introductions to texts have appeared in the past couple of decades; many more are on the way. Work has gone ahead on the substantive law of crimes, on the procedures of the criminal law and its institutions andmore tentatively-on the social history of English criminal law. While medievalists have led the way, work is now being undertaken by early modern and modern historians as well.
Green, Thomas A. Review of Crime and Public Order in England in the Later Middle Ages, by J. Bellamy. Am. J. Legal Hist. 18 (1974): 350-5.