Juvenile Justice in Victorian Scotland

Kelly, C. (2019) Juvenile Justice in Victorian Scotland. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh. ISBN 9781474427340

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Explores the history of juvenile justice and the day industrial school movement in 19th-century Scotland. Illustrates the relevance of historical research to contemporary youth justice. Contributes to the growing interest in Scottish criminal justice history, which until recently has been sparsely covered. Offers a lively account, with discussion of newly published theories. How did Scotland’s criminal justice system respond to marginalised street children who found themselves on the wrong side of the law, often for simple vagrancy or other minor offences? This book examines the historical criminalisation of Scotland’s Victorian children, as well as revealing the history and early success of the Scottish day industrial school movement – a philanthropic response to juvenile offending hailed as ‘magic’ in Charles Dickens’s Household Words.

Item Type:Books
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kelly, Dr Christine
Authors: Kelly, C.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Law
Publisher:Edinburgh University Press

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