Review | History of police, prisons and punishment during colonial Hong Kong


Review of Crime, Justice and Punishment in Colonial Hong Kong: Central Police Station, Central Magistracy and Victoria Gaol
South China Morning Post
29 Jul, 2020

The story of the site from which justice was administered for most of Hong Kong’s colonial history, Crime, Justice and Punishment in Colonial Hong Kong is divided into sections covering the Central Police Station, Central Magistracy and Victoria Prison, recounting the overlapping histories of the police, courts and jails respectively. . .

Written in an approachable style, the book is full of historical data, personalities and anecdotes that illuminate that history. It is handsomely illustrated throughout with a range of period photos, drawings and other artworks, and provides detail on everything from the buildings’ various architectural features to the conditions endured by those who used them. . .

At once informative and entertaining, it brings both Hong Kong’s judicial system and its early history to vivid life. . .

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