Gender, crime and justice in late eighteenth and early nineteenth-century England

King, Pete (1999). Gender, crime and justice in late eighteenth and early nineteenth-century England. In: Arnot, Meg and Usborne, Cornelie eds. Gender and Crime in Modern Europe. UK: Routledge, pp. 44–74.

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About the book: This work explores the construction of gender norms and examines how they were reflected and reinforced by legal institutional practices in Europe in this period. taking a gendered approach, criminal prosecution and punishment are discussed in relation to the victims and perpretrators. This volume investigates various representations of femininity by assessing female experiences including wife-beating, divorce, abortion, prostitution, property crime and embezzlement at the work place. In addition, issues such as neglect, sexual abuse and the "invention" of the juvenile offender are analyzed.

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