Women Crime and Character

This book draws on law, literature, philosophy and social history to explore fundamental changes in ideas of selfhood, gender and social order in 18th and 19th Century England.

Author: Nicola Lacey

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 164

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This book draws on law, literature, philosophy and social history to explore fundamental changes in ideas of selfhood, gender and social order in 18th and 19th Century England. Lacey argues that these changes underpinned a radical shift in mechanisms of responsibility-attribution, with decisive implications for the criminalisation of women.

In Search of Criminal Responsibility

In this volume, Nicola Lacey demonstrates that the practice of character-based patterns of attribution was not laid to rest in 18th Century criminal law, but is alive and well in contemporary English criminal responsibility-attribution.

Author: Nicola Lacey

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191084069

Category: Law

Page: 200

View: 949

What makes someone responsible for a crime and therefore liable to punishment under the criminal law? Modern lawyers will quickly and easily point to the criminal law's requirement of concurrent actus reus and mens rea, doctrines of the criminal law which ensure that someone will only be found criminally responsible if they have committed criminal conduct while possessing capacities of understanding, awareness, and self-control at the time of offense. Any notion of criminal responsibility based on the character of the offender, meaning an implication of criminality based on reputation or the assumed disposition of the person, would seem to today's criminal lawyer a relic of the 18th Century. In this volume, Nicola Lacey demonstrates that the practice of character-based patterns of attribution was not laid to rest in 18th Century criminal law, but is alive and well in contemporary English criminal responsibility-attribution. Building upon the analysis of criminal responsibility in her previous book, Women, Crime, and Character, Lacey investigates the changing nature of criminal responsibility in English law from the mid-18th Century to the early 21st Century. Through a combined philosophical, historical, and socio-legal approach, this volume evidences how the theory behind criminal responsibility has shifted over time. The character and outcome responsibility which dominated criminal law in the 18th Century diminished in ideological importance in the following two centuries, when the idea of responsibility as founded in capacity was gradually established as the core of criminal law. Lacey traces the historical trajectory of responsibility into the 21st Century, arguing that ideas of character responsibility and the discourse of responsibility as founded in risk are enjoying a renaissance in the modern criminal law. These ideas of criminal responsibility are explored through an examination of the institutions through which they are produced, interpreted and executed; the interests which have shaped both doctrines and institutions; and the substantive social functions which criminal law and punishment have been expected to perform at different points in history.

Women Crime and Custody in Victorian England

This superbly researched and innovative book approaches the protection oftrade secrets in the civil law and common law traditions and examinesdoctrinal and policy issues from that comparative perspective.

Author: Lucia Zedner

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 364

View: 496

This superbly researched and innovative book approaches the protection oftrade secrets in the civil law and common law traditions and examinesdoctrinal and policy issues from that comparative perspective. With detailedattention to the legal position in the major countries in each tradition, itillustrates the approaches that figure prominent

Handbook on Crime Against Women

In criminal cases previous good character relevant In criminal proceedings , the
fact that the person accused is of a good character , is relevant . 54 . Previous
bad character not relevant , except in reply In criminal proceedings the fact that
the ...

Author: V. P. Srivastav

Publisher:

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Category: Dowry

Page: 559

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The Violent Woman as a New Theatrical Character Type

The women may believe themselves to be justified in their revenge and the
playwrights and spectators may feel a great deal of sympathy for them , but
legally they have still committed a criminal act and objectively they could have
chosen ...

Author: Shelley Scott

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 112

View: 398

This book analyzes plays by Canadian women that deal with real-life incidents of violent women. In each of the plays under consideration, the playwright is theatrically engaged with the social meaning of the woman's violent act, asking how it was interpreted in public discourse, and investigating the implications of that interpretation. The female playwrights in this study have each made individual choices about the form in which they will tackle their tricky subject matter, and their choices make for varied and intriguing relationships with their audiences. Each play is also placed in the context of its social milieu by means of an examination of some of the inter-textual discourse surrounding its appearance. In every case, the fundamental question remains: what and how does the violent woman mean?

Television Antiheroines

The essays collected in Television Antiheroines are divided into four sections or types of characters: mafia women, drug dealers and aberrant mothers, women in prison, and villainesses.

Author: Milly Buonanno

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1783207620

Category: Social Science

Page: 295

View: 388

With a foreword by Diane Negra and Jorie Lagerway As television has finally started to create more leading roles for women, the female antiheroine has emerged as a compelling and dynamic character type. Television Antiheroines looks closely at this recent development, exploring the emergence of women characters in roles typically reserved for men, particularly in the male-dominated genre of the crime and prison drama. The essays collected in Television Antiheroines are divided into four sections or types of characters: mafia women, drug dealers and aberrant mothers, women in prison, and villainesses. Looking specifically at shows such as Gomorrah, Mafiosa, The Wire, The Sopranos, Sons of Anarchy, Orange is the New Black, and Antimafia Squad, the contributors explore the role of race and sexuality and focus on how many of the characters transgress traditional ideas about femininity and female identity, such as motherhood. They examine the ways in which bad women are portrayed and how these characters undermine gender expectations and reveal the current challenges by women to social and economic norms. Television Antiheroines will be essential reading for anyone with a serious interest in crime and prison drama and the rising prominence of women in nontraditional roles.

Women Violence and the Media

Provocative collection of essays designed to give students an understanding of media representations of women's experience of violence and to educate a new generation to recognize and critique media images of women

Author: Drew Humphries

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 1555537189

Category: Political Science

Page: 296

View: 446

Provocative collection of essays designed to give students an understanding of media representations of women's experience of violence and to educate a new generation to recognize and critique media images of women

Framed

By introducing us to the New Woman Criminal, Framed offers a profoundly different view of the fin de siècle British crime narrative

Author: Elizabeth Carolyn Miller

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472050443

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 284

View: 828

Framed uses fin de siècle British crime narrative to pose a highly interesting question: why do female criminal characters tend to be alluring and appealing while fictional male criminals of the era are unsympathetic or even grotesque? In this elegantly argued study, Elizabeth Carolyn Miller addresses this question, examining popular literary and cinematic culture from roughly 1880 to 1914 to shed light on an otherwise overlooked social and cultural type: the conspicuously glamorous New Woman criminal. In so doing, she breaks with the many Foucauldian studies of crime to emphasize the genuinely subversive aspects of these popular female figures. Drawing on a rich body of archival material, Miller argues that the New Woman Criminal exploited iconic elements of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century commodity culture, including cosmetics and clothing, to fashion an illicit identity that enabled her to subvert legal authority in both the public and the private spheres. "This is a truly extraordinary argument, one that will forever alter our view of turn-of-the-century literary culture, and Miller has demonstrated it with an enrapturing series of readings of fictional and filmic criminal figures. In the process, she has filled a gap between feminist studies of the New Woman of the 1890s and more gender-neutral studies of early twentieth-century literary and social change. Her book offers an extraordinarily important new way to think about the changing shape of political culture at the turn of the century." ---John Kucich, Professor of English, Rutgers University "Given the intellectual adventurousness of these chapters, the rich material that the author has brought to bear, and its combination of archival depth and disciplinary range, any reader of this remarkable book will be amply rewarded." ---Jonathan Freedman, Professor of English and American Culture, University of Michigan Elizabeth Carolyn Miller is Assistant Professor of English at the University of California, Davis. digitalculturebooks is an imprint of the University of Michigan and the Scholarly Publishing Office of the University of Michigan Library dedicated to publishing innovative and accessible work exploring new media and their impact on society, culture, and scholarly communication. Visit the website at www.digitalculture.org.

Killing Carmens

Killing Carmens is the first book on women's crime writing from Spain and offers a new approach to Spanish crime fiction, combining literary criticism with sociological and criminological theory.

Author: Shelley Godsland

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 230

View: 682

Killing Carmens is the first book on women's crime writing from Spain and offers a new approach to Spanish crime fiction, combining literary criticism with sociological and criminological theory. This multidisciplinary study analyses how female authors use crime and detective genres to analyse the role and position of their countrywomen.

Slander and Defamation of Character

Author: Thomas D. Worrall

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Libel and slander

Page: 207

View: 856


Violent Women and Sensation Fiction

This book explores ideas of violent femininity across generic and disciplinary boundaries during the nineteenth century.

Author: A. Mangham

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230286992

Category: Fiction

Page: 247

View: 759

This book explores ideas of violent femininity across generic and disciplinary boundaries during the nineteenth century. It aims to highlight how medical, legal and literary narratives shared notions of the volatile nature of women. Mangham traces intersections between notorious legal trials, theories of female insanity, and sensation novels.

Women s Rights Law Reporter

Character Evidence in Rape Trials in Nineteenth Century New York : Chastity
and the Admissibility of Specific Acts ... techniques emThe use of character
evidence to support or disployed in criminal actions , its application in rape credit
a ...

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Category: Law reviews

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Southern California review of law and women s studies

Neither hysterical nor abused , Bonnie represents another standard category of
pre - feminist women criminals : the mollssubservient help - mates to their male
criminal partners . In her case , as in others , the character based on Bonnie
Parker ...

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Criminal Justice

One of the most helpful features of modern crime fiction is its revelation, to the
reading public at least, of the multiple ... Moreover, the introduction of women and
minority characters in crime fiction has allowed authors to explore continuing ...

Author: Phyllis B. Gerstenfeld

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: 9781587652202

Category: Law

Page: 1318

View: 474

Contains 625 alphabetically arranged entries that examine various aspects of criminal justice in the U.S., covering criminals, codes and categories of law, law enforcement agencies, courts, corrections, the U.S. Constitution, and Supreme Court rulings. Includes a time line, personages and subject indexes, and other reference materials.

Law s Relations

Lacey, Women, Crime, and Character, 49. Lacey also refers to the wider
background of historical development ofconceptions ofthe selftraced by Charles
Taylor, who “has shown how the key elements ofmodern individual self-hood—
most ...

Author: Jennifer Nedelsky

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0195147960

Category: Law

Page: 542

View: 134

Jennifer Nedelsky claims that we must rethink our notion of autonomy, rejecting the usual vocabulary of control, boundaries and individual rights. If we understand that we are fundamentally in relation to others, she argues, we will recognize that we become autonomous with others.

Women in Prison

that the issue of morality is critical when it comes to defining women's crime . ...
Thus , historically , both control over women and the nature of their crimes had a
gendered character : gendered in the sense that certain acts that were
considered ...

Author: Suvarna Cherukuri

Publisher: Foundation Press

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 147

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Study conducted at Chanchalguda Prison situated in Hyderabad city of Andhra Pradesh , India.

Pursuing Johns

In Pursuing Johns, Thomas C. Mackey studies the New York Committee of Fourteen and its members' attempts to influence vagrancy laws in early-20th-century New York City as a way to criminalize men's patronizing of female prostitutes.

Author: Thomas C. Mackey

Publisher: Ohio State University Press

ISBN: 0814209882

Category: Law

Page: 297

View: 706

"Mackey's contribution to the literature is unique. Instead of looking at how vice commissions targeted female prostitutes or the commerce supporting and surrounding them, Mackey concentrates on how men were scrutinized."--Jacket.

Money Women and Guns

Crime Movies from Bonnie and Clyde to the Present Douglas Brode ... Robert
Mitchum plays the title character , who has much in common with criminal
characters he's played ever since the film - noir classic Out of the Past in 1947 .
Indeed ...

Author: Douglas Brode

Publisher: Citadel Press

ISBN: 9780806516080

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 245

View: 114

Lists the credits and summarizes the plots of crime movies ranging from Bonnie and Clyde to the present

The Bulletin

WOMEN FEMALE PRISONERS : NOT FEMINISTS , JUST CRIMINALS Women's
lib is invading more and more male citadels , and some people ... An
experienced police officer described Garrett's crime as “ out - of - character " for a
woman .

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Category: Sydney (N.S.W.)

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The Criminal Justice System and Women

threats of retaliation deter women not only from resisting but from reporting the
crime at all . ... CHARACTER AND REPUTATION In most jurisdictions , evidence
of the victim ' s character and reputation is admissible at trial as part of the issue
of ...

Author: Barbara R. Price

Publisher: Clark Boardman Callaghan

ISBN:

Category: Law

Page: 490

View: 561

This volume presents a treatment of women as they affect and are affected by crime and the criminal justice system, provided through a collection of articles written by experts in various areas of study.