En studie i brott : kvinnlig brottslighet i Askeryds Socken, Småland 1825-30

Detta är en M1-uppsats från Högskolan på Gotland/Institutionen för humaniora och samhällsvetenskap

Författare: Thomas Arvidsson; [2011]

Nyckelord: Brott; Kvinnor; Häradsrätt; 1800-tal;


This essay focuses on crime history and gender. It is a study of female crimes in the beginning of the 19th century in a small parish (Askeryd Socken) in Småland in the south part of Sweden. The method I have used is to study the records of Municipal Court regarding the citizens of the parish of Askeryd. I have then tried to find out whether the female offenders have been treated different than the male offenders, if there is a certain kind of gender-related crimes and in those cases where comparison is possible, I have examined if the females are treated in a lighter way. (”female discount”), or if they were treated as mentally unstable.The essay shows that in this particular parish during the years 1825 to 1830, female offenders were not treated in a lighter manner. There were certain gender-related crimes, which women were more exposed to than men, but women offenders were not treated as mentally disturbed.

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