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Author: Jennifer Anderson

Title: Using the Law

Subtitle: Working-Class Communities and Carnal Knowledge Cases in Victoria, 1900-06

In: Past Law, Present Histories

Edited by: Diane Kirkby

Place: Canberra

Publisher: ANU E Press

Year: 2012

Pages: 85-105

Series: Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG)

ISBN-13: 9781922144027 (pbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9781922144034 (ebk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century | Oceanian History: Australian History | Prosecution: Trials / Carnal Knowledge; Victims: Girls



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Abstract: »Jenny Anderson advances knowledge of working-class use of legality as a means of regulating sexual activity, with a concentration on sexual assault cases in the state of Victoria.« (Source: Diane Kirkby. »Introduction: Interdisciplinarity in the Study of Law's History.« Past Law, Present Histories. Edited by Diane Kirkby. Canberra 2012: 2)


  Jurisdiction and sources (p. 88)
  Case studies (1): State agents and professionals (p. 91)
  Case studies (2): Family, friends and complainants (p. 94)
  Expectations and outcomes (p. 98)
  Conclusion: Using the law (p. 104)

Reviews: Morris, Grant. Australia & New Zealand Law & History E-Journal (2013): Book Review No 2. – Full Text: Australasian Legal Information Institute (Free Access), Internet Archive (Free Access)

Wikipedia: History of Oceania: History of Australia / History of Australia (1851–1900), History of Australia (1901–45) | Rape in Australia | Sex and the law: Carnal knowledge