"Whores and thieves of the worst kind": a study of women, crime, and prisons, 1835 - 2000

Machine generated contents note: part I: Women in the Nineteenth-Century Male Penitentiary -- I "She Will Benefit from Further Disciplinary Treatment" -- The Historiography of Women's Imprisonment 11 -- 2 "One Female Prisoner Is of More Trouble than Twenty Males" -- Female C...

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Main Author: Dodge, Lois Mara
Contributors: Dodge, L. Mara (Author)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: DeKalb, Ill. Northern Illinois University Press 2002
Online Access: Inhaltsverzeichnis (Verlag)
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Summary:Machine generated contents note: part I: Women in the Nineteenth-Century Male Penitentiary -- I "She Will Benefit from Further Disciplinary Treatment" -- The Historiography of Women's Imprisonment 11 -- 2 "One Female Prisoner Is of More Trouble than Twenty Males" -- Female Convicts at the Alton Penitentiary, 1835-1858 24 -- 3 "The Most Degraded of Their Sex, if Not of Humanity" -- Female Convicts at the Joliet Penitentiary, 1859-1896 36 -- 4 "For God Sake Your Honor Let Me out of Here" -- Nineteenth-Century Pardon Petitions 52 --Part II: The Social Construction of Crime and Criminality -- 5 "An Act Becomes a Crime According to the Community in Which It Is Committed": The Social Construction of a Criminal Act 67 -- 6 "Lured Traveling Salesman to Her Room" -- The Character of Women's Crimes, 1890-1960 89 -- 7 "Whores and Thieves of the Worst Kind" -- A Collective Profile of Female Prisoners, 1890-1960 110 --Part III: Doing Time at Joliet Women's Prison, 1896-1933 -- 8 "Defective Degenerates" versus "These Poor Unfortunates" -- Managing Female Felons and Delinquent Girls, 1896-1919 127 -- 9 "The Rottenest Hole in the Whole Prison System of Illinois" -- Joliet Women's Prison in the 1920s 140 -- Part IV: Finding a Cure: Psychiatrists, Sociologists, and the Parole Board, 1917-1963 -- 10 "We Seem to Be Dealing with a Psychopathic Personality" -- Psychiatric Constructions of Female Criminality 159 -- 11 "Success upon Parole Is Doubtful" Women before the Parole Board 178 --Part V: Managing Wayward Women at the Illinois State Reformatory for Women, 1930-1972 -- 12 "Discipline and Morale Have Not Been Satisfactory" -- The Rise and Fall of the Domestic Ideal, 1930-1954 201 -- 13 "I Have Trouble Getting Her to Live by the Rules" -- Surveillance and Control, 1954-1962 220 -- 14 "Punished for Vulgarity and Unladylike Behavior" -- Dwight's Final Decade as a Reformatory, 1962-1972 242 -- Conclusion: Lessons for the Twenty-First Century 258
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references (p. [317]-330) and index
Physical Description:X, 342 S [8] Taf., Tab., graph. Darst
ISBN:0875802966