The Justice Women

The Justice Women

The Female Presence in the Criminal Justice System 1800–1970

Paperback176pp Illustrated233x156mm

9781473843653     Product Code: 503944


Today we are accustomed to seeing female police officers, barristers and judges, but this only came about through more than a century of struggle. This absorbing book traces the history of the fight for equality and professional status through the lives of pioneering women in the legal system. They include Edith Smith, the first woman police officer to be sworn in, Lilian Wyles, the first female chief inspector, and the remarkable judge Rose Heilbron.

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