Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2009

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

History

First Advisor

Paul Griffiths

Abstract

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.

Copyright Owner

Catherine Marietta Mccabe

Language

en

Date Available

2012-04-30

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

93 pages

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