Michael of Bethlehem. It was in this year that all prisoner and courts were moved from the municipal palace and took up residence in the former convent. Criminals who came in left with a better understanding of how to be a criminal. They argued that the prison was more of a source of entertainment than a place of rehabilitation. During the Mexican Revolution , the prison was attacked and many of the prisoners set free. It is important to note that while they were afforded separate living accommodations, these separations were not enforced.

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Additional Information In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Rob Buffington Losjotos Contested Vision s of Homosexualit y in Moder n Mexic o hor late-nineteenth- an d early-twentieth-centur y Mexica n crimi nologists , sexual deviance of any kind was unnatural, antisocial, and linked to innat e criminality ; criminal s constitute d a n identifiabl e clas s with dis tinct trait s tha t include d atavisti c homosexua l tendencies.

The Mexican inmate subjects of criminological study had a much differ ent visio n o f homosexualit y tha n thei r professiona l observers. Priso n inmates di d indee d engag e in what criminologist s define d a s homosexua l activities, fairl y ofte n b y mos t accounts. Many , lik e thei r criminologis t counterparts, stigmatized the participants. Upon closer examination, however , the correspondence break s down. Other behaviors — men taking the active role with othe r men—deepl y concerne d criminolo gists but bothered inmates hardly at all The link between sexual and criminal deviance thus proved mor e complex and more socially a s opposed t o scientifically constructe d than criminologists had supposed.

Why this was so and what it meant are the subjects of this essay. That sexual behavior, especially deviant sexual behavior, would appear as a leitmotiv—a recurring theme—in his study is thus hardly surprising. Se x was afte r al l the unspoken obsessio n o f th e Victorian age. And, a t every opportunity, they were quizze d o n thei r sexual habits. These factors, he insisted, played If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution or have your own login and password to Project MUSE.


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