Fagin's Children: Criminal Children in Victorian England (BOK)

Jeannie Duckworth

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Charles Dickens' "Oliver Twist", with Fagin, Sykes, the Artful Dodger and children trained as pickpockets and sent out as burglars' accomplices, provides an unforgettable fictional image of the Victorian underworld. "Fagin's Children" is an account of the reality of child crime in 19th-century England and the reaction of the authorities to it. It reveals the poverty and misery of many children's lives in the growing industrial cities of Britain and explores the changing attitudes of the authorities towards the problem. Inevitably most is known about children who were arrested. While few children were hanged after 1800, their treatment ranged from whipping to imprisonment, sometimes in the hulks, and transportation. Increasingly, elements of training and reclamation came into a system principally aimed at punishment.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Utgitt 2002
Forfatter Jeannie Duckworth Forlag
ISBN 9781852853914 Antall sider 278
Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 1,7cm Vekt 568 gram
Emner og form British & Irish history, Social & cultural history, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, Organized crime, Juvenile offenders