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Lesbianism and the Criminal Law

Three Centuries of Legal Regulation in England and Wales

Authors: Derry, Caroline

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  • Examines the deliberate and 'accidental' silencing of lesbianism over 30 years
  • Offers an extensive overview and analysis of the criminal law’s regulation of sex between women in England and Wales
  • Includes ‘stories’ of the women involved
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  • Due: February 12, 2020
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This book offers a comprehensive examination of the ways in which the criminal justice system of England and Wales has regulated, and failed or refused to regulate, lesbianism. It identifies the overarching approach as one of silencing: lesbianism has not only been ignored or regarded as unimaginable, but was deliberately excluded from legal discourses. A series of case studies ranging from 1746 to 2013 from parliamentary debates to individual prosecutions shed light on the complex process of regulation through silencing. They illuminate its evolution over three centuries and explore when and why it has been breached. The answers Derry uncovers can be fully understood only in the context of surrounding social and legal developments which are also considered. Lesbianism and the Criminal Law makes an important contribution to the growing bodies of literature on feminism, sexuality and the law and the legal history of sexual offences.

About the authors

Caroline Derry is Lecturer in Law at the Open University, UK. She taught for fifteen years at London Metropolitan University where she was a senior lecturer in Criminal and Evidence Law and Gender and Law, and LLB course leader. She has been a visiting lecturer in Criminal Law at SOAS and at Paris Descartes. She is a co-author of Complete Criminal Law (OUP, 2018) and Gender and Law (Routledge, 2018).

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-35300-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
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  • Due: February 12, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-35299-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Lesbianism and the Criminal Law
Book Subtitle
Three Centuries of Legal Regulation in England and Wales
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-35300-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-35300-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-35299-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 323
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