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NCJ Number: 164454 Find in a Library
Title: Policing Gender, Class and Family: Britain, 1850-1940
Author(s): L Mahood
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 217
Sponsoring Agency: University of Alberta Press
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E8, Canada
Publication Number: ISBN 0-88864-280-6
Sale Source: University of Alberta Press
Athabasca Hall
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E8,
Type: Historical Overview
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: This historical study of juvenile reformatories in Great Britain and the moral regulation of children and adolescents covers the 1850-1940 period.
Abstract: Although much has been written about Victorian middle and working class youth, the book goes beyond existing histories by addressing with equal emphasis the construction of masculinity and femininity in the emergent disciplinary society of 19th century Great Britain. The study reflects concerns of the new historical sociology and examines the field as a social system of dominance and resistance. The author locates child-saving institutions in this new "contested" social arena between the school, the prison, and the family where class, sexual, and family ideologies were deployed and resisted. Through archival documents and personal interviews, she shows that the current public focus on issues such as child abuse, homelessness, juvenile crime, and child prostitution and the failure of child welfare agencies have their roots in the late 19th century child-saving movement. References, notes, and tables
Main Term(s): History of juvenile justice
Index Term(s): Child welfare; Corrections in foreign countries; Foreign juvenile delinquency; Foreign juvenile justice systems; Foreign police; Gender issues; Great Britain/United Kingdom; Juvenile Corrections/Detention; Juvenile delinquents; Juvenile offenders; World criminology
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