Whores and Thieves of the Worst Kind: A Study of Women, Crime, and Prisons, 1835-2000
Northern Illinois University Press, Jan 1, 2006 - Social Science - 342 pages
Prostitutes, shoplifters, vagrants, murderesses—Dodge tracks the history of such "improper" women as she explores the history of female incarceration in Illinois from 1835 to the present. In court and in prison, these women—some who are considered beyond all hope of reformation—have received vastly different treatment than their male counterparts.
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