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By Louise A. Jackson

Child Sexual Abuse in Victorian England is the 1st distinctive research of how that kid abuse used to be stumbled on, debated, clinically determined and handled within the Victorian and Edwardian periods.
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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