More Deadly than the Male? Crime and Social History with Diane Janes

Crime & Social History

Day course

Residential course

Diane Janes

20 February 2022 to 25 February 2022

Non-resident fee £60 per day, £34 on Friday (morning only). £780 Single bedroom or shared occupancy, £890 Double bedroom single occupancy

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Description

These courses are part of Dillington Discovery Winter/Spring week.

A week of real-life murder cases and fascinating discussions, following a broad theme of feminine involvement, as villain or victim, with a chance to test yourself as juror or witness. Attend all week or by the day.

Click on the subject titles below for more details on each course.

Monday – Vamps or Victims?
A newspaper editor once revealed that the only two woman whose names guaranteed an uptick in sales were Diana, Princess of Wales and Myra Hindley. Today we look at the way men and women who stood accused of the most serious of crimes have been perceived and treated under the law, with particular emphasis on the twentieth century.

Tuesday – You the Jury: A 1940s Case
Become part of a jury and consider a real-life case of the murder of a woman, which came before the British courts in the 1940s. You will listen to the evidence, discuss the case with your fellow jurors and reach your verdict. When the verdict is in, the group will discuss a variety of issues which arise from this and similar cases. (This case has not been studied at Dillington previously).

Wednesday – You the Jury: A 1930s Case
Become part of a jury and consider a real-life case in which a woman stood accused of murder, which came before the British courts in the 1930s. You will listen to the evidence, discuss the case with your fellow jurors and reach your verdict. When the verdict is in, the group will discuss a variety of issues which arise from this and similar cases. (This case has not been studied at Dillington previously).

Thursday – You the Jury: A Wartime Case
Become part of a jury and consider another real-life case of the murder of a woman, which came before the British courts during the second world war. You will listen to the evidence, discuss the case with your fellow jurors and reach your verdict. When the verdict is in, the group will discuss a variety of issues which arise from this and similar cases. (This case has not been studied at Dillington previously).

Friday – How Would We Do? (morning only)
Do you know when someone is telling the truth? How good are your powers of observation? A fun morning of discovery as we test our potential as witnesses, jurors and detectives.

You can attend all week or by the day. £60 per day, Friday £34 half day. Residential Fees From: £780.

Course runs from Dinner on Sunday to Lunch on Friday.

Tutor information

Diane Janes is an award winning author, who has written five highly regarded crime novels and four respected factual books on real life historical murders. She is regularly invited to lecture on crime and social history to a wide variety of audiences, in locations as diverse as cruise ships and village halls, and her first work of non-fiction, Edwardian Murder: Ightham & the Morpeth Train Robbery is now referenced in academic text books on the history of policing.

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