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Description - Gender,Justice and Welfare in Britain,1900-1950 by Jo Campling

This study of the history of British "bad girls" uses a wide range of professional, popular and personal texts to explore the experiences of girls in the twentieth century juvenile justice system. It examines the processes leading to their definition as variously delinquent, defective or neglected and analyses the different possibilities for public and private reform available to them. It shows how "bad girls", though few in number, posed a recurring challenge to established generational and gender orders and questions the popular contemporary belief that rising delinquency among girls has been the product of late-twentieth century social changes.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780333744345
ISBN-10: 0333744349
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 238
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 26-Nov-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jo Campling

PAMELA COX (BA, Ph.D. Cambridge) has worked as a Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at the University of Essex since 1997. Prior to that she taught History at Essex and at University College Chichester. She specialises in the history of criminal justice, public policies and gender relations. Her other publications include Becoming Delinquent: British and European Youth, 1650-1950 (Ashgate 2002), co-edited with Heather Shore, and Crime in Modern Britain (OUP 2002), co-authored with colleagues from Essex. AE(00): Consultant Editor: JO CAMPLING

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