'Criminal Women 1850-1920' by Lucy Williams & Barry Godfrey
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This book is an in-depth insight into the lives of criminal women in the Victorian era, tracing through historical records and researching the lives of Britain's female offenders who had a vested interest in not wanting to be found. This thought-provoking and accessible handbook by Lucy Williams and Barry Godfrey looks beyond the crimes and the newspaper reports of women criminals in the Victorian era in order to reveal the reality of their personal journeys, providing a guide for researchers who are keen to explore this intriguing subject. The book has three sections - an introduction outlining the historical context for the study of female crime and punishment, a series of real-life case studies which show in a vivid way the complexity of female offenders' lives, and a detailed guide to archival and online sources that readers can consult.