Mad Or Bad

Author: David J Vaughan
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ISBN: 1473864151
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Written in accessible language, this book - unlike any before it - retells twenty-five cases, from the renowned to obscure, including an attempt to murder a bemused Queen Victoria; the poisoner Dove and the much-feared magician; the ...

Victorian Crime Madness And Sensation

Author: Andrew Maunder
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351875922
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diagnosed England as "a literal breeding ground of decay".3 The nation's
superficial success was, it would seem, a veneer that hid both "mental alienation"
and immorality. ... the midst of us polluting and poisoning our air".5 It is this "
hideous dream"6 of moral contamination, of the wife and mother gone mad with
uncontrolled sexual longing, that Ellen Wood takes up in the pages of East Lynne
, as both a threat to the individual family unit and the broader morality of the
nation as a whole.

Murder Magic Madness

Author: Davies Owen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317867564
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This book shows how beliefs dismissed by some Victorians as ‘medieval superstitions’ continued to influence the thoughts and actions of many people, viz most famously Conan `table tapper' Doyle.

Women Crime And Custody In Victorian England

Author: Lucia Zedner
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
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For the first time they revealed that large numbers of prisoners, though not so bad
as to be certifiably insane, were certainly mentally defective. However, assessing
the mental state of offenders remained problematic: as late as 1904 the eminent
institutional surgeon, Sir William Collins, reporting cases of women moved
repeatedly from one institution to another, admitted 'even now the principles
which should determine the class of case suitable respectively for a reformary [sic
], ...

Criminal Justice History

Author: Ian O'Donnell
Publisher: Four Courts Pr Ltd
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Mad,. not. bad: crime,. mental. disorder. and. gender. in. nineteenth-century.
Ireland. PAULINE. PRIOR. The function of the public asylum in relation to social
order has been widely debated by academics on both sides of the Atlantic.1 In
contrast, ... 1973); David Rothman, Conscience and convenience: the asylum
and its alternatives in progressive America (Boston, MA: Little, Brown); Andrew
Scull, Museums of madness: the social organization of insanity in nineteenth-
century England ...

Lady Audley S Geheimnis

Author: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
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ISBN: 9783423201445
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Eine junge Gouvernante steigt durch ihre Heirat mit einem Adeligen zur begehrten Lady Audley auf.

Trials Of Passion Crimes Committed In The Name Of Love And Madness

Author: Lisa Appignanesi
Publisher: Pegasus Books
ISBN: 1605988154
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Through court and asylum records, letters and newspaper accounts, this book brings to life some sensational trials between 1870 and 1914, a period when the psychiatric professions were consolidating their hold on our understanding of what ...

The American Journal Of Insanity

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It would be better if a person absolved from responsibility on account of insanity
should be confined for life in a hospital for the criminal insane. In the wicked days
of Victorian England and earlier this was done, but since the British have, in
these reforming days, created courts of criminal appeal, they probably will soon
admit " brain storms " as a defence and then be as bad off as we are. I intend to
make some adverse criticism of certain things done with popular approval (really
they are ...

A History Of English Criminal Law And Its Administration From 1750 The Emergence Of Penal Policy

Author: Leon Radzinowicz
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2, N.s., pp. 81–83. Also the informative article by M. T. Parssinen, “Popular
Science and Society: the Phrenology Movement in Early Victorian Britain” The
Journal of Social History (1974), vol. 8, pp. 1–20, and Roger Cooter (1981), “
Phrenology and British Alienists, ca. 1825–1845” in Andrew Scull (ed.),
Madhouses, Mad-Doctors and Madmen (Univ. Pennsylvania Press, 1981), pp. 58
–104. ' Thomas Beggs, “Causes of Crime.” Transactions of the National
Association for the Promotion of ...