Child Sexual Abuse in Victorian England - Women's and Gender History (Paperback)Louise A. Jackson (author)
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The focus is placed on the child and his or her experience of court procedure and welfare practice, thereby providing a unique and important evaluation of the treatment of children in the courtroom. Through a series of case studies, including analyses of the criminal courts, the author examines the impact of legislation at grass roots level, and demonstrates why this was a formative period in the legal definition of sexual abuse. Providing a much-needed insight into Victorian attitudes, including that of Christian morality, this book makes a distinctive contribution to the history of crime, social welfare and the family. It also offers a valuable critique of current work on the history of children's homes and institutions, arguing that the inter-personal relationships of children and carers is a crucial area of study.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 363 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 14 mm
-CHOICE/W. J. Hoffman Jr., emeritus, Hiram College, November 2000
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