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Private Prosecutions of Crime in England, 1194-1294

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Klerman, Daniel (University of Southern California Law School)
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • National Science Foundation
  • Social Science Research Council
Free Keywords
assault; crime; historical data; homicide; larceny; prosecution; rape; verdicts
  • Abstract

    This dataset includes private prosecutions ("appeals") of homicide, rape, theft, assault, and other crimes from England between the years 1194 and 1294. The dataset includes information about more than 1,200 appeals from 14 English counties. Among the variables are the gender of the appellor, whether the appellor and appellee settled the case, and the jury verdict (if any). The cases are from printed and manuscript sources.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1194 / 1294
    Time period: 1194--1294
Geographic Coverage
  • England
  • Global
Collection Mode
  • The files are Kldat.txt a tab-delimited ASCII text data file, and Klcode.pdf, the codebook, in an Adobe Acrobat PDF file.

    These data are part of ICPSR's Publication-Related Archive and are distributed exactly as they arrived from the data depositor. ICPSR has not checked or processed this material. Users should consult the investigator if further information is desired.

This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (
Alternative Identifiers
  • 1238 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR01238.v1
  • Klerman, Daniel. Settlement and the decline of private prosecution in thirteenth-century England. Law and History Review.19, (1), 1-65.2001.
    • ID: (URL)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Klerman, Daniel (2001): Private Prosecutions of Crime in England, 1194-1294. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.