By Louise A. Jackson
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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Child Sexual Abuse in Victorian England (Women's and Gender History) by Louise A. Jackson