Based on the author's Ph. D. thesis. First published 2005 by Ashgate Publishing.
Formatted Contents Note
1. Introduction 2. Women behaving badly : feminist theory and the social control of women 3. 'Wayward girls and wicked women' : the history and development of the semi-penal institution 4. Domestic discipline : semi-penal institutionalisation in the nineteenth century 5. Between the church and the state : semi-penal institutionalisation in the twentieth century 6. Vernon Lodge : the probation hostel for women as a semi-penal institution? 7. Conclusion.