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Criminal conversations : Victorian crimes, social panic, and moral outrage

Author: Judith Rowbotham; Kim Stevenson
Publisher: Columbus : Ohio State University Press, ©2005.
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"The essays in this book set out to explore the ways in which Victorians used newspapers to identify the causes of bad behavior and its impacts, and the ways in which they tried to "distance" criminals and those guilty of "bad" behavior from the ordinary members of society, including identification of them as different according to race of sexual orientation. It also explores how threats from within "normal" society  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Criminal conversations.
Columbus : Ohio State University Press, ©2005
(OCoLC)654152693
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Rowbotham; Kim Stevenson
ISBN: 0814209734 9780814209738 0814290434 9780814290439
OCLC Number: 56793821
Description: xxxii, 318 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Identifying the causes and impacts of bad behaviour. Beyond the bounds of respectable society: the 'dangerous classes' in Victorian and Edwardian England / David Taylor ; The press and the public visibility of nineteenth-century criminal children / Jane Abbott ; Religion, rural society and moral panic in mid-Victorian England / Gary Moses ; A Victorian financial crisis: the scandalous implications of the case of Overend Gurney / Paul Barnes ; Larceny: debating the 'boundless region of dishonesty / Graham Ferris --
'External' threats to the security of society. Criminal savages? Or 'civilizing' the legal process / Judith Rowbotham ; Behaving badly? Irish migrants and 'crime' / Roger Swift ; Striking at Sodom and Gomorrah: the medicalization of male homosexuality and its relation to the law / Ivan Crozier ; A mania for suspicion: poisoning, science and the law / Tony Ward ; A little of what you fancy does you--harm!! (with apologies to Marie Lloyd) / Sandra Morton --
The threat from within. The eloquent corpse: gender, probity and bodily integrity in Victorian domestic murder / Shani D'Cruze ; She-butchers: baby-droppers, baby-sweaters and baby-farmers / David Bentley ; Sex, wives and prostitutes: debating Clarence / Kate Gleeson ; 'Crimes of moral outrage:' Victorian encryptions of sexual violence / Kim Stevenson ; 'Kicked, beaten, jumped on until they are crushed, ' all under man's wing and protection: The Victorian dilemma with domestic violence / Susan Edwards.
Responsibility: edited by Judith Rowbotham and Kim Stevenson.
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"The essays in this book set out to explore the ways in which Victorians used newspapers to identify the causes of bad behavior and its impacts, and the ways in which they tried to "distance" criminals and those guilty of "bad" behavior from the ordinary members of society, including identification of them as different according to race of sexual orientation. It also explores how threats from within "normal" society were depicted and the panic that issues like "baby-farming" caused." "Victorian alarm was about crimes and bad behavior which they saw as new or unique to their period - but which were not new then and which, in slightly different dress, are still causing panic today. What is striking about the essays in this collection are the ways in which they echo contemporary concerns about crime and bad behavior, including panics about "new" types of crime. This has implications for modern understandings of how society needs to understand crime, demonstrating that while there are changes over time, there are also important continuities."--Jacket.

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