Gendered prison work : female prison officers in the local prison system, 1877-1939

Johnston, Helen, 1975-

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
REF 2014 submission; Women correctional personnel
2014

Journal article


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©2014 University of Hull
Abstract

This article examines the working lives of female prison officers between 1877 and 1939. It documents a relatively under-researched, but important, period in the history of women's imprisonment in England. In doing so it aims to uncover the working lives of female officers, the role and daily duties of officers, the development of training schools for female staff and to understand the ambiguous role of officers in the ‘reform' of prisoners during these decades. The research contextualises the work of the female officer within the changing female prison estate and declining female prison population in this period and examines the ways in which gender and class combined in prison work.

Publisher
The University of Hull
Peer reviewed
Yes
Language
English
Extent
228 KB
Identifier
hull:9904

Journal

Journal title
Howard journal of criminal justice
Publication date
2014
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing Ltd
DOI
10.1111/hojo.12043
ISSN (Print)
0265-5527
ISSN (Electronic)
1468-2311
Volume
53
Issue
2
Start page
193
End page
212
Notes

This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Johnston, H. (2014), Gendered Prison Work: Female Prison Officers in the Local Prison System, 1877–1939. Howard J Crim Justice, 53: 193–212, which has been published in final form at doi:10.1111/hojo.12043. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.

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