Prosecutions of sexual offences between men increased in the Victorian era
Verdicts at the Old Bailey, the Central Criminal Court in London, 18th and 19th centuries.
An increase in the number of cases tried at the Old Bailey, divided into all verdicts and guilty verdicts, showing that as criminalisation of male sexual acts widened, case numbers rose.
Includes all Old Bailey Online sub categories of sexual offence where the victim and defendant are male including: indecent assault, rape, sodomy, assault with sodomitical intent and 'other'.
The Homosexual Exception? The Case of the Labouchère Amendment, William Fize, 2019.
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