Gender, Justice and Welfare

Bad Girls in Britain, 1900–1950

  • Pamela Cox

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 173-228

About this book


The first major study of the history of British "bad girls," this book uses a wide range of professional, popular and personal texts to explore the experiences of girls in the twentieth century juvenile justice system, examine the processes leading to their definition as delinquent, defective or neglected, and analyses possibilities for reform.


care gender reform Sex violence

Authors and affiliations

  • Pamela Cox
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  1. 1.University of EssexUK

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