Prostitution: Prevention and Reform in England, 1860-1914

Synopsis

Prostitution: Prevention and Reform in England, 1860-1914 is the first comprehensive overview of attempts to eradicate prostitution from English society, including discussion of early attempts at reform and prevention through to the campaigns of the social purists. Prostitution looks in depth at the various reform institutions which were set up to house prostitutes, analysing the motives of the reformers as well as daily life within these penitentiaries.This indispensable book reveals:* reformers' attitudes towards prostitutes and prostitution * daily life inside reform institutions* attempts at moral education* developments in moral health theories* influence of eugenics* attempts at suppressing prostitution.