Last year, we missed the publication of Sexual Forensics in Victorian and Edwardian England: Age, Crime and Consent in the Courts by Victoria Bates, University of Bristol.
From the press, Macmillan Palgrave:
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.
Here is the Table of Contents:
- Introduction: Sex, Sexuality and Sexual Forensics
- Knowledge: The Foundations of Forensics
- Injury: Signs and the Sexual Body
- Innocence: Chastity and Character
- Consent: Violence and the Vibrating Scabbard
- Emotions: Medicine and the Mind
- Offenders: Lust and Labels
- Conclusions: Medicine, Morality and the Law
You can read more about the book here.