'More Ignorant and Stupid than Wilfully Cruel’: Homicide Trials and ‘Baby-Farming’ in England and Wales in the Wake of the Children Act 1908

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60-77
JournalSOLON Crimes and Misdemeanours: Deviance and the Law in Historical Perspective
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2009


  • baby-farming
  • foster care
  • child adoption
  • child protection
  • infanticide
  • Child Abuse

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