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Author: Constance Backhouse

Title: The Doctrine of Corroboration in Sexual Assault Trials in Early Twentienth-Century Canada and Australia

Subtitle: -

In: From Subjects to Citizens: A Hundred Years of Citizenship in Australia and Canada

Edited by: Pierre Boyer, Linda Cardinal, and David Headon

Place: Ottawa

Publisher: University of Ottawa Press

Year: 2004

Pages: 123-160

Series: Governance Series

ISBN-10: 0776630237 – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-10: 0776605534 (pbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century | American History: Canadian History; Oceanian History: Australian History | Cases: Offenders / Leo Paul Hubin, Louis Sullivan; Cases: Victims / Ila Florence Collins, Sophie Oleksiuk; Prosecution: Trials / Carnal Knowledge; Types: Child Sexual Abuse; Victims: Girls



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Author: Constance Backhouse, Faculty of Law - Common Law Section, University of OttawaAuthor's Personal Website, ResearchGate, Wikipedia


  Ila Collins and Sophie Oleksiuk: Two Highly Credible Witnesses (p. 126)
  The "Back-Up Evidence" (p. 128)
  Whittling Down the Scope of Legal Corroboration: The Australian Example (p. 130)
  Strangling the Doctrine of Corroboration: The Canadian Example (p.135)
  Conclusion: A Case for Comparison? (p. 147)
  Notes (p. 149)

Reprint of: Backhouse, Constance. »The Doctrine of Corroboration in Sexual Assault Trials in Early Twentieth-Century Canada and Australia.« Queen's Law Journal 26 (2001): 297-338. – Bibliographic Entry: Info


Clément, Dominique. The Canadian Historical Review 87(1) (March 2006): 138-141. – Full Text: Project MUSE (Restricted Access)

Wikipedia: History of Oceania: History of Australia / History of Australia (1901–45) | History of the Americas: History of Canada / Canada in the World Wars and Interwar Years | Sex and the law: Carnal knowledge, Child sexual abuse