Felice Batlan's Women and Justice for the Poor: A History of Legal Aid, PDF

By Felice Batlan

This e-book re-examines basic assumptions in regards to the American criminal occupation and the limits among 'professional' attorneys, 'lay' attorneys, and social staff. placing criminal historical past and women's heritage in discussion, it demonstrates that nineteenth-century women's corporations first provided felony relief to the terrible and that middle-class girls functioning as lay legal professionals, supplied such information. Felice Batlan illustrates that through the early 20th century, male legal professionals based their very own felony reduction societies. those new felony reduction legal professionals created an imagined historical past of criminal reduction and a blueprint for its destiny during which girls performed no position and their accomplishments have been deliberately passed over. In reaction, girls social employees provided harsh criticisms of criminal reduction leaders and constructed an improved social paintings version of felony relief. those varied types produced conflicting understandings of craftsmanship, professionalism, the guideline of legislation, and finally, the which means of justice for the poor.

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Felice Batlan's Women and Justice for the Poor: A History of Legal Aid, PDF

This ebook re-examines basic assumptions concerning the American felony occupation and the bounds among 'professional' legal professionals, 'lay' legal professionals, and social employees. placing felony historical past and women's background in discussion, it demonstrates that nineteenth-century women's businesses first provided felony relief to the negative and that middle-class ladies functioning as lay legal professionals, supplied such suggestions.

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