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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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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 1999 Routledge
ISBN: 1-85728-745-2, 978-1-85728-745-5
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > History
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: International Centre for Comparative Criminological Research (ICCCR)
Item ID: 21751
Depositing User: Jean Fone
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2010 11:23
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 20:57
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/21751
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