Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 December 2012

232 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719089107

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Women police

Gender, welfare and surveillance in the twentieth century

Louise A. Jackson

Published by Manchester University Press

Gender in History MUP

  • Essential overview of the relationship between gender, surveillance and penal welfare strategies from a grass-roots perspective
  • Not just a history of women police, but a key work that examines the history of women, gender and sexuality in the twentieth century
  • Draws on a rich vein of sources including oral history interviews, autobiographies, and archival documents, as well as the popular press, literature and visual images
  • Topics covered include prostitution, the regulation of sexual violence, child abuse and neglect as well as uniform, plain clothes and undercover policing

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