By Louise A. Jackson
The concentration is put on the kid and his or her event of courtroom approach and welfare perform, thereby supplying a different and demanding review of the remedy of kids within the court docket. via a chain of case experiences, together with analyses of the legal courts, the writer examines the impression of laws at grass roots point, and demonstrates why this used to be a formative interval within the felony definition of sexual abuse. delivering a much-needed perception into Victorian attitudes, together with that of Christian morality, this ebook makes a particular contribution to the historical past of crime, social welfare and the kinfolk. It additionally bargains a helpful critique of present paintings at the heritage of kid's houses and associations, arguing that the inter-personal relationships of youngsters and carers is a vital zone of study.
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