Child Sexual Abuse in Victorian England by Louise A. JacksonChild Sexual Abuse in Victorian England by Louise A. Jackson

Child Sexual Abuse in Victorian England

byLouise A. JacksonEditorLouise A. Jackson

Paperback | January 24, 2000

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Child Sexual Abuse in Victorian Englandis the first detailed investigation of the way that child abuse was discovered, debated, diagnosed and dealt with in the Victorian and Edwardian periods.
The focus is placed on the child and his or her experience of court procedure and welfare practice, thereby providing a unique and important evaluation of the treatment of children in the courtroom. Through a series of case studies, including analyses of the criminal courts, the author examines the impact of legislation at grass roots level, and demonstrates why this was a formative period in the legal definition of sexual abuse. Providing a much-needed insight into Victorian attitudes, including that of Christian morality, this book makes a distinctive contribution to the history of crime, social welfare and the family. It also offers a valuable critique of current work on the history of children's homes and institutions, arguing that the inter-personal relationships of children and carers is a crucial area of study.
Louise A. Jackson is a lecturer in history at Leeds Metropolitan University.
Title:Child Sexual Abuse in Victorian EnglandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.6 inPublished:January 24, 2000Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415226503

ISBN - 13:9780415226509


Editorial Reviews

"The book is based on extensive research about a difficult and sensitive topic. The author corrects many assumptions about a difficult and sensitive topic. The author corrects many assumptions about the Victorians, and her study is relevant to the present. Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.."
-CHOICE/W. J. Hoffman Jr., emeritus, Hiram College, November 2000