By Louise A. Jackson
Baby Sexual Abuse in Victorian England is the 1st certain research of how that kid abuse used to be came upon, debated, clinically determined and handled within the Victorian and Edwardian periods.The concentration is put on the kid and his or her event of courtroom approach and welfare perform, thereby offering a different and demanding review of the remedy of kids within the court docket. via a chain of case experiences, together with analyses of the legal courts, the writer examines the influence of laws at grass roots point, and demonstrates why this used to be a formative interval within the felony definition of sexual abuse. delivering a much-needed perception into Victorian attitudes, together with that of Christian morality, this publication makes a particular contribution to the historical past of crime, social welfare and the kin. It additionally bargains a worthy critique of present paintings at the background of kid's houses and associations, arguing that the inter-personal relationships of kids and carers is an important quarter of analysis.
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40 Family, neighbourhood and police Community and ‘respectability’ It would be misleading to view the very gradual shift from community justice to prosecution as uncontested, non-negotiated or unwanted by labouring people. Changes in strategies of policing were not simply imposed from above, whatever the aims and ambitions of officials. Ordinary people continued to play an active and participatory role in catching and challenging sex offenders but they did, increasingly, see the law as an appropriate final resolution.
Chapters 4 and 5 examine two controversial forms of evidence that were nevertheless vital in court proceedings: the testimony of medical experts and of child witnesses. Chapter 5, which focuses on the problematic moral status of the child witness, also intersects with chapter 6, which examines the gendered discourses that positioned the male defendant. The decisions of judge and jury involved a weighing up of the perceived character and status of each, victim and alleged abuser, which was closely connected to notions of gender, class and sometimes to ethnicity and religion.
The meaning of these statistics is far from obvious. Were more offences being committed? Were more offences being reported to the police? Were the police more likely to act on complaints? Were magistrates more likely to send cases for trial by jury instead of settling them at petty sessions level? 30 Family, neighbourhood and police It is significant that the shifts in prosecution level appear to have occurred in conjunction with changes in statute law. The repeal of the death penalty for rape and unlawful carnal knowledge in 1841 seems to have inaugurated the first increase.