Whores and Thieves of the Worst Kind: A Study of Women, Crime and Prisons 1835-2000

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Prostitutes, shoplifters, vagrants, murderesses Dodge tracks the history of such "improper" women as she explores the history of female incarceration in Illinois from 1835 to the present. In court and in prison, these women some who are considered beyond all hope of reformation have received vastly different treatment than their male counterparts. A woman's fate in court often hung on officials' estimates of her moral and sexual reputation. Alleged promiscuity, illegitimate births, venereal disease, interracial ...

Whores and Thieves of the Worst Kind: A Study of Women, Crime and Prisons 1835-2000 2006, Northern Illinois University Press

ISBN-13: 9780875806112

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Whores and Thieves of the Worst Kind: A Study of Women, Crime, and Prisons, 1835-2000 2002, Northern Illinois University Press

ISBN-13: 9780875802961

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