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Female Criminality

Infanticide, Moral Panics and The Female Body

Authors: Cossins, A.

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About this book

This is the first book to consider the moral regulation of the female body through an analysis of the crime of infanticide. An in-depth perspective from the nineteenth century to the present, Cossins provides a revealing insight into the history of a little-known but widespread social crime.

About the authors

Annie Cossins is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales, Australia.

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"Annie Cossins has written a remarkable book. In tracing the moral regulation of the female body through the lens of infanticide from the nineteenth century to the present day, this work fills an important gaps in understandings of female criminality and moral panic theory. In situating her analysis within an historical, social, and legal context, Cossins makes a robust case for the way in which sexed bodies underpin how the female criminal might be framed and understood. Any scholar interested in gender and crime would do well to read this book and consider the challenge that this sexed body approach poses for them and their work." - Sandra Walkate, University of Liverpool, UK


Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)
  • Introduction: ‘Dumb Brutes’ and Murderous Mothers

    Pages 1-15

    Cossins, Annie

  • The Moral Panic Concept: Its History, Social Utility and Ability to Interpret Past Events

    Pages 16-56

    Cossins, Annie

  • Regulation of the Female Body: Was Infanticide a Moral Panic of the Nineteenth Century?

    Pages 57-167

    Cossins, Annie

  • The Moral Regulation of Infanticidal Mothers

    Pages 168-256

    Cossins, Annie

  • The Implications of the Body for Female Criminality

    Pages 257-261

    Cossins, Annie

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eBook £53.99
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Hardcover £68.00
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Softcover £65.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Female Criminality
Book Subtitle
Infanticide, Moral Panics and The Female Body
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-29942-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137299420
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-29941-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-45274-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 302
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