Date of Award
Master of Arts
This study explores the meanings, significance and reasons for labeling inmates of the Bridewell prison, especially as it relates to the social control of women. The development of London in the eighteenth century and mechanisms of social control used by city authorities are considered, especially as they pertained to controlling female deviance.Through investigating the use of labels we can see how authorities in London hoped to construct criminality in a way that met their own social goals and reform efforts for the disorderly.
Catherine Marietta Mccabe
Mccabe, Catherine Marietta, "Constructing Criminalities: Gender, Labeling and Social Control in London, 1720-1760" (2009). Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 11120.