Women, children and justice: Books which aid understanding and perspective
Gladys Ambort, Criminal Classes, Joanna Kozubska, Danger Development and Adaptation, and Judith Bourne.
Seen & Heard is the latest in a line of Waterside Press publications around women, children and justice which began 25 years ago with Angela Devlins acclaimed Criminal Classes: Offenders at School. They include Andrew Rutherfords Growing Out of Crimeshowing how youngsters mature out of offendingand Judge John Wroaths excellent Until They Are Seven which describes how mothers, until then deprived of rights to their own children, first overcame this barrier.
General reading includes David Wilsons Mary Ann Cotton which was the inspiration for the ITV drama Dark Angel, Judith Bournes Helena Normanton about the long fight to open up the Bar to women and Gladys Amborts Solitary dealing with her fearful time in Argentinian prisons as a young student activist.