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Women’s homicide offending in Victoria


Nagy, V, Women's homicide offending in Victoria, Research Seminar, 1 May 2019, University Technology of Sydney (2019) [Conference Extract]

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Little is known about the women who were convicted of violence offences in Victoria during the 19th and early 20th century. Unless a woman was executed (there was a total of five women executed in Victoria), attention has bypassed female homicide offenders. Using the Central Female Prisoner Records of Victoria, 95 women have been identified as homicide offenders between 1860 and 1920. Using this as the beginning, this presentation will consider who these women were and why the study of the women who weren’t victims of the gallows offers a deeper understanding of the operation of and women’s place within the criminal justice system.

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Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:homicide, female offending, Victoria
Research Division:History, Heritage and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical studies
Research Field:Australian history
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Criminal justice
UTAS Author:Nagy, V (Dr Vicky Nagy)
ID Code:137863
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Sociology and Criminology
Deposited On:2020-03-07
Last Modified:2021-03-11
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