South Korea Criminals

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Criminal Rosters

Local Criminal Rosters (Jun-kwa Kirok)

Research Use: Criminal rosters identify the names and residences of individuals who are not likely to appear in genealogies or other sources because their antisocial behavior violated Confucian ethics and, thus, required censure.

Record Type: Lists of criminals and escapees.

Time Period: 1800 to 1910.

Contents: Name, residence, and, in some cases, name of custodian of criminal's property arranged by locality.

Location: Kyujanggak collection, Seoul National University Library.

Percentage in Family History Library: None.

Population Coverage: 1%.

Reliability: Excellent.

Accessibility: Unknown. These records appear not to be easily accessible to the general population.[1]

References

  1. The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Korea,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1986-2001.