Whores and Thieves of the Worst Kind A Study of Women, Crime, and Prisons, 1835-2000

ISBN-10: 0875806112
ISBN-13: 9780875806112
Edition: 2006
Authors: Mara L. Dodge
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Book details

List price: $22.50
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press
Publication date: 2/6/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

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Acknowledgments
Introduction
Women in the Nineteenth-Century Male Penitentiary
"She Will Benefit from Further Disciplinary Treatment": The Historiography of Women's Imprisonment
"One Female Prisoner Is of More Trouble than Twenty Males": Female Convicts at the Alton Penitentiary, 1835-1858
"The Most Degraded of Their Sex, if Not of Humanity": Female Convicts at the Joliet Penitentiary, 1859-1896
"For God Sake Your Honor Let Me out of Here": Nineteenth-Century Pardon Petitions
The Social Construction of Crime and Criminality
"An Act Becomes a Crime According to the Community in Which It Is Committed": The Social Construction of a Criminal Act
"Lured Traveling Salesman to Her Room": The Character of Women's Crimes, 1890-1960
"Whores and Thieves of the Worst Kind": A Collective Profile of Female Prisoners, 1890-1960
Doing Time at Joliet Women's Prison, 1896-1933
"Defective Degenerates" versus "These Poor Unfortunates": Managing Female Felons and Delinquent Girls, 1896-1919
"The Rottenest Hole in the Whole Prison System of Illinois": Joliet Women's Prison in the 1920s
Finding a Cure: Psychiatrists, Sociologists, and the Parole Board, 1917-1963
"We Seem to Be Dealing with a Psychopathic Personality": Psychiatric Constructions of Female Criminality
"Success upon Parole Is Doubtful": Women before the Parole Board
Managing Wayward Women at the Illinois State Reformatory for Women, 1930-1972
"Discipline and Morale Have Not Been Satisfactory": The Rise and Fall of the Domestic Ideal, 1930-1954
"I Have Trouble Getting Her to Live by the Rules": Surveillance and Control, 1954-1962
"Punished for Vulgarity and Unladylike Behavior": Dwight's Final Decade as a Reformatory, 1962-1972
Conclusion: Lessons for the Twenty-First Century
Notes on Archival Sources
Interviewees
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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