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By Louise A. Jackson

Child Sexual Abuse in Victorian England is the 1st precise research of ways that kid abuse used to be found, debated, clinically determined and handled within the Victorian and Edwardian periods.
The concentration is put on the kid and his or her adventure of court docket method and welfare perform, thereby offering a special and demanding overview of the therapy of youngsters within the court. via a sequence of case reviews, together with analyses of the legal courts, the writer examines the influence of laws at grass roots point, and demonstrates why this was once a formative interval within the felony definition of sexual abuse. offering a much-needed perception into Victorian attitudes, together with that of Christian morality, this ebook makes a particular contribution to the heritage of crime, social welfare and the kin. It additionally deals a invaluable critique of present paintings at the heritage of kid's houses and associations, arguing that the inter-personal relationships of youngsters and carers is a vital region of study.

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