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Respectable white ladies, wayward girls, and telephone thieves in Miami’s “Case of the Clinking Brassieres”
Conference Proceeding
Miller, V. Respectable white ladies, wayward girls, and telephone thieves in Miami’s “Case of the Clinking Brassieres”

This essay uses the 1950 “case of the clinking brassieres” to explore female theft in Miami at mid-century and the ways in which gender, race, class, respectability, and youth offered protections and shaped treatment within Florida’s criminal justice... Read More