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Name: Dr Alison Pedley Institution:
Academic Status: Independent scholar Main Discipline: History
Additional Disciplines: Cultural Studies
Other Scholarly Societies:
Research Interests: Criminal insanity in women in 19th Century - specifically married mothers who murdered their children and found insane by law.
Criminal lunatic asylums - Bethlem, Fisherton House and Broadmoor.
Redemption and rehabilitation of non-homicidal in comparison to that of homicidal criminally insane mothers.
19th century Law & crime
Womanhood/Motherhood/Domestic history.
Institutions and related philanthropic interventions.

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