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Monthly Archives: November 2009

Cant: The Language of the Criminal Underworld

Cant, or flash as it is sometimes called, is a specialized language used by criminals to keep communication about their intentions and actions from being understood by their victims or the authorities. Because any language requires a distinct group of users who can speak and understand it, cant indicates the presence of at least a […]

In the Media: EAC in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Early American Crime has appeared in the press once again, this time in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette. The article, “Crime and punishment: Trip to the Colonies” includes an interview with me about convict transportation, the Early American Crime website, and the release of my new e-book on Convict Transportation from Great Britain to the […]