Sexual Forensics in Victorian and Edwardian England

Age, Crime and Consent in the Courts

  • Victoria¬†Bates

Part of the Genders and Sexualities in History book series (GSX)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Victoria Bates
    Pages 22-41
  3. Victoria Bates
    Pages 42-75
  4. Victoria Bates
    Pages 76-104
  5. Victoria Bates
    Pages 105-131
  6. Victoria Bates
    Pages 132-157
  7. Victoria Bates
    Pages 158-189
  8. Victoria Bates
    Pages 190-196
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 197-202

About this book


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.


Forensic medicine sexual crime childhood puberty sexual abuse rape England forensic medicine law

Authors and affiliations

  • Victoria¬†Bates
    • 1
  1. 1.University of BristolUK

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