|Title||Criminal women and bad girls: Regulation and punishment in Montreal, 1890-1930|
|Year of Publication||1996|
|ISBN Number||9780612124455, 0612124452|
|Keywords||Canadian history, Criminology, Womens studies|
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.