Entre petite criminalité et grande misère : la prison des hommes à Montréal et sa population (1836-1912)

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Title
Entre petite criminalité et grande misère : la prison des hommes à Montréal et sa population (1836-1912)
Abstract
An analysis of the male population of the Montreal Gaol between 1836 and 1912. According to the author, the jail was used to repress "disorderly" conduct, especially drunkenness. The majority of sentences served at the institution were of less than two months, and these most often resulted from the failure to pay a fine. The author points out that the over-representation of Irish Catholics in the Montreal Gaol until 1880 can be seen as a direct result of how the institution was used. The Irish were admitted in similar numbers to French Canadians, and this Irish presence was likely the result of police repression focused on the surveillance of problems related to alcohol, especially around those legal and illegal sources of drink which were frequently situated in neighbourhoods boasting large Irish populations.
Type
PhD dissertation
University
Université de Montréal
Place
Montréal
Date
2007
Language
fr
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Citation
Fenchel, François. “Entre petite criminalité et grande misère : la prison des hommes à Montréal et sa population (1836-1912).” PhD dissertation, Université de Montréal, 2007. http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/thesescanada/vol2/QMU/TC-QMU-6536.pdf.
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