Labouchere’s Amendment, or Clause 11, is interpreted by historians such as Cohen and Weeks as a point of near-revolutionary change in the legal categorisation and punishment of male homosexuality.
any male person who, in public or private, commits, or is party to the commission of, or procures or attempts to procure the commission by any male person of any act of gross indecency with another male person, shall be guilty of a misdemeanour, and being convicted thereof shall be liable at the discretion of the court to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding two years, with or without hard labour.1
KeywordsSexual Coercion Young Offender Homosexual Identity Male Homosexuality Sentencing Policy
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- 19.Vincent, D, 1998, The Culture of Secrecy in Britain, 1832–1998, OUP, Oxford, p. 89.Google Scholar
- 47.Read, D, 1990, The Age of Urban Democracy; England 1868–1914, Longman, London, p. 244.Google Scholar
- 61.Tobias, J, 1967, Crime and Industrial Society in the 19th Century, B. T. Batesford, London, p. 175.Google Scholar
- 62.Tobias, J, 1979, Crime and Police in England 1700–1900, Gill & Macmillan, Dublin, p. 213.Google Scholar
- 63.Forsythe, W, 1991, Penal Discipline, Reformatory Projects and the English Prison Commission 1895–1939, University of Exeter Press, Exeter, p. 21.Google Scholar
- 86.See Bristow, E, 1977, Vice and Vigilance: Purity Movements in Britain since 1700, Gill & Macmillan, Dublin;Google Scholar