SOLON Law, Crime and History - Volume 7, No. 1 - 2017
Table of contents
Special Issue: The Child at Risk in Modern Britain
Guest editor: Daniel J. R. Grey
Kim Stevenson, Judith Rowbotham, and Samantha Pegg
Introduction: The Child at Risk in Modern Britain. Daniel J. R. Grey, p. 1-15
Perceptions of Parental Child Homicide in English Popular Visual Culture 1800-1850. Margaret L. Arnot, p. 16-74
The Child as Risk: Precocious Girls and Sexual Consent in Late Victorian Britain. Victoria Bates, p. 126-144
Saving the Children of Shoreditch: Lady Cynthia Colville and Needy Families in East London, c.1900-1960. Kate Bradley, p. 145-163
Lives Trials and Executions, Liverpool, 24 May 2017. Rhiannon Pickin, p. 164-168
Saving the Children of Shoreditch: Lady Cynthia Colville and Needy Families in East London, c.1900-1960 (University of Plymouth, 2017)This article approaches the question of the ‘child at risk’ through the case of an elite individual who became involved in infant welfare and the juvenile courts: Lady Cynthia Colville. Colville entered into voluntary ...
(University of Plymouth, 2017)This article discusses in depth several English illustrated broadsides produced in the first half of the nineteenth century and depicting child homicides. It provides the most detailed analysis to date of the complex ...
When to Spare the Rod? Legal Reactions and Popular Attitudes Towards the (In)Appropriate Chastisement of Children, 1850-1910 (University of Plymouth, 2017)This article reflects on the boundary between acceptable and unacceptable violence through an examination of the corporal punishment of children, with a key focus on those standing in loco parentis rather than parents ...
‘Children of a Very Tender Age Have Vicious Propensities’: Child Witness Testimonies in Cases of Sexual Abuse (University of Plymouth, 2017)The competency of child witnesses in cases of sexual abuse to give evidence in court and the admissibility and credibility of their testimony is a fundamental component in establishing whether an accused person is guilty ...
(University of Plymouth, 2017)The figure of the precocious girl pervaded Victorian culture, yet is poorly understood. This article focuses on concerns about sexual precocity and their influence on age-of-consent debates in the 1880s. It shows that ...