Relation Between Occupation and Criminality of Women

Relation Between Occupation and Criminality of Women

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ... who, if they work at all, drift from one low grade of employment to another. They are such undesirable employees that they are the first to lose their places when times grow hard, and their work, done unintelligently and reluctantly, interests them so little that they are not apt to hold it long, even when employers are willing to keep them. There are exceptions, of course. Among the occasional offenders women of intelligence and cultivation are sometimes found. Among the women committed for intemperance are some who have been skilled workers, others who have kept their own houses well, and still others who are capable and well-trained servants, but these are in the minority. One of the first efforts of every reformatory institution is to teach its women to do something well enough to take pleasure and pride in its accomplishment, and if this can be done it is felt that a long step has been made toward placing the girls in the paths of right doing. Such, then, are the general classes of lawbreakers among women. First, there are the moral imbeciles, who may occur in any social grade, but who are not likely to appear in prison unless they come from the lower classes. Second, there are the women who on account of mental deficiencies or abnormalities are not capable of self-direction. Like the first group, these may be found in any station, but among the wealthy and the comfortably well-to-do they do not often find their way into public institutions. And third, we have the class containing the great majority of female offenders, the rather or very low grade women who are in the main uneducated mentally, and untrained industrially, and undeveloped morally. KIND OF WOMEN ENTERING VARIOUS EMPLOYMENTS. In view of these characteristics of female...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236748697
  • 9781236748690