Criminal Children

Researching Juvenile Offenders 1820–1920

Emma Watkins, Barry Godfrey

How were criminal children dealt with in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries? Over this hundred-year period, ideas about the way children should behave - and how they should be corrected when they misbehaved - changed dramatically, and Emma Watkins and Barry Godfrey, in this accessible and expert guide, provide a fascinating ...
Date Published :
December 2018
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
30 black and white illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781526738080
Pages : 168
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6 inches
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Overview
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How were criminal children dealt with in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries? Over this hundred-year period, ideas about the way children should behave – and how they should be corrected when they misbehaved – changed dramatically, and Emma Watkins and Barry Godfrey, in this accessible and expert guide, provide a fascinating introduction to this neglected subject.

They describe a time in which ‘juvenile delinquency’ was ‘invented’, when the problem of youth crime and youth gangs developed, and society began to think about how to stop criminal children from developing into criminal adults. Through a selection of short biographies of child criminals, they give readers a direct view of the experience of children who spent time in prisons, reformatory schools, industrial schools and borstals, and those who were transported to Australia.

They also include a section showing how researchers can carry out their own research on child offenders, the records they will need and how to use them, so the book is a rare combination of academic guide and how-to-do-it manual. It offers readers cutting-edge scholarship by experts in the field and explains how they can explore the subject and find out about the lives of offending children.

About The Author
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Emma Watkins Is A Phd Candidate And A Research Assistant Working On The Digital Panopticon At The University Of Liverpool. She Has A Special Interest In Criminal Juveniles In Nineteenth-Century England.Professor Barry Godfrey Is Professor Of Social Justice At The University Of Liverpool And Honorary Professor Of Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University, China. among His Many Publications Are Crime, Wartime And Control: Protecting The Population Of A Blitzed City, 1939-1945 (With P. Adey And David Cox), Victorian Convicts: 100 Criminal Lives (With Helen Johnston And David Cox), Crime And Justice Since 1750 (With Paul Lawrence) And Criminal Women 1850-1920: Researching The Lives Of Britain’s Female Offenders (With Lucy Williams).

Professor Barry Godfrey is Professor of Social Justice at the University of Liverpool and Honorary Professor of Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University, China. Among his many publications are _Crime, Wartime and Control: Protecting the Population of a Blitzed City, 1939-1945_ (with P. Adey and David Cox), _Victorian Convicts: 100 Criminal Lives_ (with Helen Johnston and David Cox) and _Crime and Justice Since 1750_ (with Paul Lawrence).

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