National Vigilance Association

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The National Vigilance Association was a society established in August 1885 "for the enforcement and improvement of the laws for the repression of criminal vice and public immorality". It was the result of articles exposing child prostitution by W. T. Stead in the Pall Mall Gazette. Stead became a member of its council.[1][2]


  1. ^ "National Vigilance Association - banning of Zola's novels". The Literary Encyclopedia. 15 February 2008. Retrieved December 28, 2012. 
  2. ^ Mooney, Bel (25 May 2012). "High morals and low life of the first tabloid hack: Muckraker: the Scandalous Life and Times of W.T. Stead by W. Sydney Robinson". Mail Online. Retrieved 28 December 2012.