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
34 Pages Posted: 24 Jun 2021
Date Written: October 15, 2020
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
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