Genders and Sexualities in History

Sexual Forensics in Victorian and Edwardian England

Age, Crime and Consent in the Courts

Authors: Bates, Victoria

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Drawing on court records from London and the South West, Sexual Forensics in Victorian and Edwardian England explores medical roles in trials for sexual offences. Its focus on sexual maturity, a more flexible concept than the legal age of consent, enables histories of sexual crime to be seen in a new light.

About the authors

Victoria Bates is Lecturer in Modern History at the University of Bristol, UK. She has a particular research interest in the social and cultural history of medicine in modern Britain, including medico-legal history and medical humanities.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction: Sex, Sexuality and Sexual Forensics

    Bates, Victoria

    Pages 1-21

  • Knowledge: The Foundations of Forensics

    Bates, Victoria

    Pages 22-41

  • Injury: Signs and the Sexual Body

    Bates, Victoria

    Pages 42-75

  • Innocence: Chastity and Character

    Bates, Victoria

    Pages 76-104

  • Consent: Violence and the Vibrating Scabbard

    Bates, Victoria

    Pages 105-131

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA (gross)
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-44170-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sexual Forensics in Victorian and Edwardian England
Book Subtitle
Age, Crime and Consent in the Courts
Authors
Series Title
Genders and Sexualities in History
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-44172-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137441720
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-44170-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 202
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