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Juvenile Justice in Victorian Scotland

Christine Kelly


This book explores the history of juvenile justice and the day industrial school movement in 19th-century Scotland. How did Scotland’s criminal justice system respond to marginalised street children who found themselves on the wrong side of the law, often for simple vagrancy or other minor offences? The book examines the historical criminalisation of Scotland’s Victorian children, as well as revealing the history and early success of the Scottish day industrial school movement - a philanthropic response to juvenile offending hailed as 'magic' in Charles Dickens’s Household Words. With case stu ... More

Keywords: juvenile justice, Victorian Scotland, criminalisation of children, day industrial schools, reformatory schools, childhood, archival case studies, juvenile court, child-welfare, Kilbrandon Report

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781474427340
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427340.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christine Kelly, author
University of Glasgow

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