Whores and Thieves of the Worst Kind

Whores and Thieves of the Worst Kind

A Study of Women, Crime, and Prisons, 1835-2000

Book - 2002
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Inspired by her experience teaching in three of them, Dodge (history, Westfield State College, Massachusetts) explores the treatment of women in Illinois prisons from the early 19th to the late 20th century. She focuses on convicted felons to investigate who the women were; their crimes; how patterns of criminality, prosecution, conviction, and sentencing shifted over the decades; their prison experience and efforts to resist or accommodate the regimes; and other aspects. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Publisher: DeKalb : Northern Illinois University Press, c2002
ISBN: 9780875802961
Branch Call Number: 364.374 D644
365.6 Dodge
365.6 Dodge
Characteristics: x, 342 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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