Criminal Women 1850-1920 Researching the Lives of Britain’s Female Offenders
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Criminal Women 1850-1920 Researching the Lives of Britain’s Female Offenders

A Guide to female Criminal Ancestors for Family Historians

  • £14.99
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  • Weight
    350 g
  • SKU
    tow18

The book looks beyond the crimes and the newspaper reports of women criminals in the Victorian era in order to reveal the reality of their personal and penal journeys, and it provides a guide for researchers who are keen to explore this intriguing and neglected subject.The book is split into three sections. There is an introduction outlining the historical context for the study of female crime and punishment, then a series of real-life case studies which show in a vivid way the complexity of female offenders’ lives and follows them through the penal system. The third section is a detailed guide to archival and online sources that readers can consult in order to explore the life-histories of criminal women.. It introduces readers to the latest research in the field and it gives them all the information they need to carry out their own research.


  • Author
    S. Wade
  • Year
    2009
  • ISBN
    9781848840577