The Ratcliff Highway Murders - 1811. Sensational murder case which attracted much public interest through the publication of newspapers and penny dreadfuls. The Maul and the Pear Tree by T. A. Critchley and mystery novelist P. D. James is a critical study of these crimes.
The Proceedings of Old Bailey London - Proceedings of trials from 1674 - 1913. This is a work in progress and not all years have been entered yet. There is background information about this period and a section for teachers who wish to use it with their classes.
Villainy Detected - "The materials on this site illustrate eighteenth and nineteenth century crime and punishment practices in America and Britain." This site has informative essays and links to relevant sites. It is by Lehigh University.
Murder by Gaslight - a site which provides information about nineteenth century American murders.
Victorian Web - Extensive source of information on Victorian England.
Why We All Love a Victorian Murder - "Sexual repression, dark alleys, great detectives, ornate prose. No wonder the 19th century is our template for crime fiction". This is an article by James McCreet in The Guardian, May 15, 2011.