When She Was Bad...: Violent Women And The Myth Of Innocence

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SKU: DADAX0140243887
ISBN : 9780140243888
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When She Was Bad...: Violent Women and the Myth of Innocence

When She Was Bad convincingly overturns these perceptions by telling the stories of such women as Karla Faye Tucker, who was recently executed for having killed two people with a pickax; Dorothea Puente, who murdered several elderly tenants in her boarding house; and Aileen Wuornos, a Florida woman who shot seven men. Patricia Pearson marshals a vast amount of research and statistical support from criminologists, anthropologists, psychiatrists, and sociologists, and includes many revealing interviews with dozens of men and women in the criminal justice system who have firsthand experience with violent women. When She Was Bad is a fearless and superbly written call to reframe our ideas about female violence and, by extension, female power.

Specifications of When She Was Bad...: Violent Women and the Myth of Innocence

AuthorPatricia Pearson
PublisherPenguin Books
Number Of Pages320
Publication Date1998-10-01
Height7.8 inch.
Length5.1 inch.
Width0.82 inch.
Weight0.55 pounds.

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