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‘A Shocking State of Domestic Unhappiness’: male victims of female violence and the courts in late nineteenth century Stafford

TURNER, Jo (2019) ‘A Shocking State of Domestic Unhappiness’: male victims of female violence and the courts in late nineteenth century Stafford. Societies, 9 (2). ISSN 20754698

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Instances where men were the victims of female violence in the past are very difficult to explore, especially when the violence took place in a domestic setting. There is now a notable body of work on violence in the nineteenth century but none that looks specifically at male victims of violence where there was a female perpetrator, and their treatment by the courts. This article goes some way in filling that gap by using data collected in researching female offenders at the end of the nineteenth century in Stafford. It argues that, as with violence where there was a female victim and female perpetrator, the courts and the press were similarly unconcerned and somewhat dismissive of female violence towards men in a domestic setting, thus being unsympathetic towards male victims of female violence.

Item Type: Article
Faculty: School of Law, Policing and Forensics > Criminal Justice and Forensic Science
Depositing User: Jo TURNER
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2020 10:40
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2020 10:40
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/5667

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