The Justice Women

The Female Presence in the Criminal Justice System 1800-1970

Stephen Wade

 
Date Published :
May 2016
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
illustrated
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781473843653
Pages : 176
Dimensions : 9.21 X 6.14 inches
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$24.95

Overview
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The first policewomen were established during the Great War, but with no powers of arrest; the first women lawyers did not practice until the early twentieth century, and despite the fact that women worked as matrons in Victorian prisons, there were few professional women working as prison officers until the 1920s. The Justice Women traces the social history of the women working in courts, prisons and police forces up to the 1970s. Their history includes the stories of the first barristers, but also the less well-known figures such as women working in probation and in law courts.

About The Author
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Stephen Wade is a biographer and social historian, usually associated with crime and law, but here he turns his attention to a place he has known for forty years, as he has lived and worked in Scunthorpe all that time. His most recent books have been "Going to Extremes", "The Justice Women" and three volumes in the "Your Town in the Great War" series (all Pen & Sword), and :No More Soldiering" (Amberley).

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