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Women, crime, and custody in Victorian England

Author: Lucia Zedner
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1991.
Series: Oxford historical monographs.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An exploration of how the Victorians perceived and explained female crime, and how they responded to it - both in penal theory and in practice. It examines the extent to which gender-based  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Zedner, Lucia.
Women, crime, and custody in Victorian England.
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1991
(OCoLC)652264269
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lucia Zedner
ISBN: 0198202644 9780198202646
OCLC Number: 25914861
Description: 364 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Normal and deviant women --
Explaining female crime --
Women and penal theory --
Women in local prisons, 1850-1877 --
Female convict prisons, 1852-1898 --
Habitual drunkenness and the reformatory experiment, 1898-1914 --
Not bad but mad : the discovery of 'feeble-mindedness'.
Series Title: Oxford historical monographs.
Responsibility: Lucia Zedner.
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'a scholarly monograph'Carolyn A. Conley, University of Alabama at Birmingham, The American Journal of Legal History, Vol. XXXVII, January 1993 'No short summary can do justice to this innovative and Read more...

 
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