A History of Infanticide in Britain, C. 1600 to the Present (BOK)

Anne-Marie Kilday

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This work provides a detailed history of infanticide in mainland Britain from 1600 to the modern era for the very first time. It examines continuity and change in the nature and characteristics of new-born child murder in Scotland, England and Wales over a chronology of more than four centuries. Alongside offering a comparative analysis of the types of individuals suspected of the offence, and a detailed appreciation of the different ways in which the crime was carried out, the work also exposes the broad nexus of causal factors which underpinned its enactment. In addition, the work investigates the evolving attitude in social, medical and legal contexts to the killing of young infants in Britain over a substantive time period. Thus the work as a whole is both compelling and innovative as it provides the reader with much more than a mere history of infanticide. The book also contributes much to our understanding of criminal history, gender history, legal history, medical history and social history in its analyses of the different contexts allied to the offence. It does this also through its exploration of the complex characteristics of accusers, commentators and perpetrators across cultures, borders and time.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Anne-Marie Kilday
ISBN 9780230547070
Antall sider 352 Dimensjoner 14,3cm x 22,3cm x 2,3cm
Vekt 539 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Social & cultural history, Age groups: children, Crime & criminology