Criminal women and bad girls: Regulation and punishment in Montreal, 1890-1930

TitleCriminal women and bad girls: Regulation and punishment in Montreal, 1890-1930
Publication TypeThesis
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsMyers, T
ISBN Number9780612124455, 0612124452
KeywordsCanadian history, Criminology, Womens studies
Abstract

Society’s attitudes toward criminal offenders changed dramatically over the nineteenth century. By the early twentieth century the system of handling offenders in Montreal was highly institutionalized and based on sex- and age-specific treatment involving the Catholic Church, civic and legal authorities, and Protestant reform organizations.