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The Resource Crimes against children : sexual violence and legal culture in New York City, 1880-1960, Stephen Robertson

Crimes against children : sexual violence and legal culture in New York City, 1880-1960, Stephen Robertson

Label
Crimes against children : sexual violence and legal culture in New York City, 1880-1960
Title
Crimes against children
Title remainder
sexual violence and legal culture in New York City, 1880-1960
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Robertson
Title variation
Sexual violence and legal culture in New York City, 1880-1960
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This book explores sex crimes against children from their rise to prominence in the 1850s until 1960, by which time legal officials, jurors, and witnesses no longer showed a particular concern with child victims. It is first and foremost a book about the prosecution of sex crime in New York City, providing the first large-scale longitudinal study of how a twentieth-century American criminal court, and American society in general, dealt with and understood cases of sexual violence. As many, if not more, sexual assaults than the ones I have researched were never reported, let alone prosecuted in the courts. This book, however, focuses on the reported cases around which American attitudes toward sexual violence took shape"--Introduction, page 2
  • Stephen Robertson provides a study of how American criminal courts dealt with the prosecution of sexual violence against children. His study, based on the previously unexamined files of the New York County district attorney's office, reveals the importance of child sexuality and sex crimes in twentieth-century American culture
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Cataloging source
N$T
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Robertson, Stephen
Dewey number
345.747/0253
Index
index present
LC call number
  • KFN6121.5
  • HV6570.3.N7
LC item number
  • .R63 2005
  • R63 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies in legal history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Child sexual abuse
  • Child sexual abuse
  • Sexually abused children
  • Sexually abused children
  • Prosecution
  • Prosecution
  • Sex crimes
Label
Crimes against children : sexual violence and legal culture in New York City, 1880-1960, Stephen Robertson
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references pages (309-326) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- To rescue the developing child -- The act of violence on a child of tender years -- The crime against nature -- To throw absolute protection around females of less than sixteen years of age -- Making right a girl's ruin -- Making adolescents -- Crimes against children -- Child molestation -- Sex play -- Separating the men from the boys -- Conclusion
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 337 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780807876480
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780807829325
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocm65177113\
Label
Crimes against children : sexual violence and legal culture in New York City, 1880-1960, Stephen Robertson
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references pages (309-326) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- To rescue the developing child -- The act of violence on a child of tender years -- The crime against nature -- To throw absolute protection around females of less than sixteen years of age -- Making right a girl's ruin -- Making adolescents -- Crimes against children -- Child molestation -- Sex play -- Separating the men from the boys -- Conclusion
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 337 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780807876480
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780807829325
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocm65177113\

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