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Policing MoralsThe Metropolitan Police and the Home Office 1870–1914$
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Stefan Petrow

Print publication date: 1994

Print ISBN-13: 9780198201656

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201656.001.0001

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The Business of Vice

The Business of Vice

(p.147) 6 The Business of Vice
Policing Morals

Stefan Petrow

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the different forms of businesses that were condoning and encouraging the crimes and immorality and vices during the Victorian era. In this chapter the business of brothels, lodging, and motels are discussed as well as the business of white slavery within the parameters set by morality and puritanical views and within the boundaries set by laws and legislative acts.

Keywords:   vices, businesses, brothels, white slavery, puritanical views, laws

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