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The bibliography provides information on writings dealing with the history of rape, including sexual child abuse, sexual harassment, sexual molestation, child prostitution, forced prostitution, sexual slavery, sexual(ized) violence. The blog informs about calls for papers, forthcoming events and new literature in this field.

August 11, 2013

ART: Women, violent crime and criminal justice in Georgian Wales

Author: Katherine D. Watson
Title: Women, violent crime and criminal justice in Georgian Wales
Subtitle: -
Journal: Continuity and Change: A Journal of Social Structure, Law and Demography in Past Societies
Volume: 28
Issue: 2
Year: August 2013
Pages: 245-272
ISSN: 0268-4160 - eISSN: 1469-218X
Language: English
Full Text: Cambridge Journals Online [Free Access]

Abstract: »This article examines encounters of women with the criminal justice system in Wales during the century before the Courts of Great Sessions were abolished in 1830. Drawing on evidence from cases of sexual assault and homicide, it argues that women who killed were rarely convicted or punished harshly. A gendered discretion of sorts also acted against rape victims, as trials never resulted in conviction. Using violence as a lens, the paper reveals a distinctively Welsh approach to criminal justice, and offers quantitative evidence on which further comparative studies of the history of law and crime in England and Wales may be based.« [Source: Continuity and Change]

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