Gender and Punishment in Ireland: Women, Murder and the Death Penalty, 1922-64
In the decades after Irish independence, 292 women were prosecuted for murder, facing the threat of conviction and death sentencing. Within a rising atmosphere of hostility to women, moral rigidity, sexual repression and Catholic Church control, this book explores the meanings and responses to women's lethal violence in postcolonial Ireland. -- .
- Manchester University Press
- 312 pages
- United Kingdom
- Social & cultural history