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Misjudged Murderesses Stephen Jakobi

Misjudged Murderesses By Stephen Jakobi

Misjudged Murderesses by Stephen Jakobi

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A forensic examination of the trials of six women who were falsely sentenced for crimes they didn't commit.

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Misjudged Murderesses: Female Injustice in Victorian Britain by Stephen Jakobi

Lacing tea with poison and slipping arsenic in to soup, this is what comes to mind we talk of murderesses of the Victorian age. Fuelled by a rumour-driven press and cases of notorious killers like Marry Ann Cotton, the Angel of Death', or Christiana Edmunds, the Chocolate Cream Killer', death by poisoning was a great anxiety of Victorian Britain. But what about those women who were wrongly convicted? What about the suspects who fell victim of a biased jury and unrelenting press? In Misjudged Murderesses, Stephen Jakobi takes a forensic approach to examine the trials of six women falsely sentenced for crimes they didn't commit. With the aid of primary sources, and in two cases the ready assistance of descendants and local journalists, Criminal Injustice questions the validity of their convictions. Highlighting common factors in poisoning cases that led to ostensible miscarriages of justice, Jakobi shines a light on a flawed and inconsistent legal system.

About Stephen Jakobi

After Cambridge, Stephen Jakobi began a career in industry. His strong belief in justice led him to become a solicitor, working in private practice. In 1992 he founded the Human Rights organisation Fair Trials International and was adviser to the European institutions on subjects ranging from Guant namo to the European arrest warrant. He was awarded an OBE in 2005\\. Author of 'In the Mind of a Female Serial Killer (2017), Misjudged Murderesses is his second book.

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Misjudged Murderesses: Female Injustice in Victorian Britain by Stephen Jakobi
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