See also:English lawyer and penologist, was
See also:born on the 6th of
See also:August 1792, at
See also:Birmingham, where his
See also:father, T . W .
See also:Hill, for long conducted a private school . He was a
See also:brother of
See also:Rowland Hill . He early acted as assistant in his father's school, but in 1819 was called to the
See also:bar at Lincoln's
See also:Inn . He went the midland circuit . In 1832 he was elected one of the Liberal members for Kingstonupon-
See also:Hull, but he lost his seat at the next election in 1834 . On the incorporation of Birmingham in 1839 he was chosen recorder; and in 1851 he was appointed
See also:commissioner in bankruptcy for the
See also:district . Having had his
See also:interest excited in questions
See also:relating to the treatment of criminal offenders, he ventilated in his charges to the
See also:grand juries, as well as in
See also:pamphlets, opinions which were the means of introducing many important reforms in the methods of dealing with
See also:crime . One of his
See also:principal coadjutors in these reforms was his brother
See also:Frederick Hill (1803–1896), whose Amount, Causes and Remedies of Crime, the result of his experience as inspector of prisons for Scotland. marked an era in the methods of prison discipline . Hill was one of the chief promoters of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, and the originator of the
See also:Magazine . He died at Stapleton, near Bristol, on the 7th of
See also:June 1872 .
See also:works are
See also:Practical Suggestions to the Founders of Reformatory
See also:Schools (1855); Suggestions for the Repression of Crime (1857), consisting of charges addressed to the grand juries of Birmingham; Mettray (1855); Papers on the Penal Servitude Acts (1864) ; Journal of a Third Visit to the Convict Gaols, Refuges and Reformatories of
See also:Dublin (1865) ; Addresses delivered at the Birmingham and Midland Institute (1867) . See Memoir of
See also:Matthew Davenport Hill, by his daughters
See also:Rosamond and Florence Davenport Hill (1878) .
JOHN HILL (c. 1716-1775)
OCTAVIA HILL (1838– )
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