Title: Carnal Crimes : Sexual Assault Law in Canada, 1900-1975. First Edition in dj.
Publisher:  Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History, Toronto, 2008, ISBN:9781552211519
Seller ID: 87282
BACKHOUSE, Constance. Carnal Crimes : Sexual Assault Law in Canada, 1900-1975 . Toronto: published for The Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History,by Irwin Law, (2008). First Edition. Pp. (4),v-xi,(1),-442,(10). Illust rated in black and white. 8vo, maroon cloth with gilt lettering to front and spine. "An engaging and powerful book about sexual assault crimes in Canadian history by one of Canada's foremost legal historians. Using a case-study approach, Constance Backhouse explores nine sexual assault trials from across the country throughout the twentieth century. [...] Each of these richy-textured vignettes offers insight into the failure of the criminal justice system to protect women from sexual assault, and each is highly readableand provocative." - from the dj. Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. "Don't You Bully Me ... Justice I Want if There Is Justice to Be Had": The Rape of Mary Ann Burton, London, Ontario, 1907"; 3. "On pensait que la fille était bonne à rien": FIola, 1917"; 4. The Prosecution of Henry Kissel in the RoaringTwenties in Halifax; 5. Sexual Battery: Gynecological Treatment in the Mer cer Reformatory, 1939-40; 6. Sexual Assault and Disability: Saskatchewan, 1942; 7. Child Witnesses -- "By Psychological Definition ... A Disservice tothe True End of Justice": Soulière, 1951-52; 8. Canada's First Capital "L" Lesbian Sexual Assault: Yellowknife, 1955; 9. "Sordid" but "Understandable under the Circumstances": Kohnke, Croft and Wilson, 1967; 10. "Imprisonmen t Would Be of No Assistance to the Accused": Angione, 1974. Very good in lightly edge-bumped dust jacket. 40.00