CRIMINAL CHILDREN Researching Juvenile Offenders 1820-1920

Author: Watkins (Emma) & Godfrey (Barry)
Year: 2018
Publisher: Pen & Sword (Family History)
Edition Details: 1st Edn.
Book Condition: As New
ISBN: 9781526738080
Price: £8.00
Softcover. How were juvenile delinquents dealt with in the 19th and early 20th centuries? What dire circumstances led to their behaviour? Were the efforts to curb their criminal tendencies successful? From 1820–1920, ideas about youth and transgression changed dramatically in the United Kingdom. The authors delve into this period to uncover fascinating insights into the neglected subject of childhood crime and punishment, and the “invention” of juvenile delinquency. Drawing on the life stories of 24 “bad seeds,” the authors explore every aspect of these young and desperate lives: their experiences in prisons, reformatory schools, industrial schools, borstals, and female factories; their trials and criminal petitions; and the harrowing transport to Australia — considered the last resort for adult convicts and children alike. Illus., Conclusion, Further Reading and Index. 162pp. trade size softcover. As New with no creasing to covers.


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