Location

128 Science & Nursing Building

Start Date

27-4-2018 8:30 AM

End Date

27-4-2018 8:55 AM

Description

Often, women in organized crime are seen as inferior to men because of a preconceived notion that surrounded women of the early twentieth-century. Comparing the women in the various classes to the women of the Forty Elephants, along with the gangs of men shows a pattern of crime that has easily earned itself a place in history in its own right. Women or the goals of women were different than the men. By defining what organized crime in England was, what types of women turned to organized crime, and discovering their motivations to turning to crime rather than being involved in a more traditional role it will help add to the historiography as proof that women and men were playing in the same underground world, but with slightly different motivations. The Forty Elephants had their own system of committing crime and it was one that is well worth examining.

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Apr 27th, 8:30 AM Apr 27th, 8:55 AM

An Underground History: London’s Forty Elephants

128 Science & Nursing Building

Often, women in organized crime are seen as inferior to men because of a preconceived notion that surrounded women of the early twentieth-century. Comparing the women in the various classes to the women of the Forty Elephants, along with the gangs of men shows a pattern of crime that has easily earned itself a place in history in its own right. Women or the goals of women were different than the men. By defining what organized crime in England was, what types of women turned to organized crime, and discovering their motivations to turning to crime rather than being involved in a more traditional role it will help add to the historiography as proof that women and men were playing in the same underground world, but with slightly different motivations. The Forty Elephants had their own system of committing crime and it was one that is well worth examining.