Female Criminality

Infanticide, Moral Panics and The Female Body

  • Annie Cossins

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About this book


This is the first book to consider the moral regulation of the female body through an analysis of the crime of infanticide. An in-depth perspective from the nineteenth century to the present, Cossins provides a revealing insight into the history of a little-known but widespread social crime.


Moral panics infanticide child murder women female crime infant criminality body concept corpus event history history of literature interpret Moral present

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  • Annie Cossins
    • 1
  1. 1.University of New South WalesAustralia

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