Whores and Thieves of the Worst Kind: A Study of Women, Crime, and Prisons, 1835-2000

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Northern Illinois University Press, 2002 - History - 342 pages
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What type of women are sent to prison? How are these women prosecuted, and what are their crimes? This book traces the changing patterns of women's crime and punishment in a representative state from 1835 to the present. Drawn from extensive primary sources, the voices of female prisoners emerge powerfully and poignantly as individuals tell their stories.

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L. Mara Dodge is Assistant Professor of History at Westfield State College in Massachusetts.

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