When She Was Bad

When She Was Bad

How and Why Women Get Away With Murder

eBook - 1998
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In this provocative book, award-winning journalist Patricia Pearson argues that our culture is in denial of women's innate capacity for aggression. We don't believe that women batter their husbands or abuse the majority of children in North America. We ignore the 200 percent increase in crime by women in a period when most crime statistics are dropping. Pearson weaves the stories of women such as Karla Homolka and Mary Beth Tinning (who smothered eight of her children) with the results of criminologists and psychiatrists to expose the myth of female innocence.


From the Trade Paperback edition.
Publisher: Toronto : Vintage Canada, c1998
ISBN: 9780307363831
030736383X
Characteristics: 1 online resource (vi, 294 p.)

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