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Punishing Women, 1880-1905

TURNER, Jo (2012) Punishing Women, 1880-1905. The Howard Journal Of Criminal Justice, 50 (5). pp. 505-515. ISSN 0265-5527

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Police, prison and court data show that during the late 19th and early 20th
Centuries Stafford magistrates overwhelmingly imposed small fines or short prison sentences
on the women coming before them. The offending trajectories of the repeat female
offenders in Stafford show that for most of them such punishments either had little or no
deterrent effect. However those women who were perceived to live beyond the safe haven
of a family were more likely not only to be sentenced to custody but also to find their
custodial sentences becoming successive which, in turn, exacerbated their offending

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: "This is the peer reviewed version of the following article:Turner, J. 2011, "Punishing Women, 1880–1905", The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, vol. 50, no. 5, pp. 505-515., which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions."
Faculty: School of Law, Policing and Forensics > Criminal Justice and Forensic Science
Depositing User: Jo TURNER
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2019 14:55
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2023 13:54

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