Counterfeit Currency and the Criminal Law in Commercialising Scotland

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 http://doi.org/10.36098/stairsoc/misc8.8

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Chloe Kennedy

University of Edinburgh - School of Law

Date Written: October 15, 2020

Abstract

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.

Keywords: legal history, fraud, forgery, currency crime, Scots law, criminal law, counterfeiting

Suggested Citation

Kennedy, Chloë, Counterfeit Currency and the Criminal Law in Commercialising Scotland (October 15, 2020). 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 http://doi.org/10.36098/stairsoc/misc8.8, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3712073

Chloë Kennedy (Contact Author)

University of Edinburgh - School of Law ( email )

Old College
South Bridge
Edinburgh, EH8 9YL
United Kingdom

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