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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Sweeny on the History of Adultery and Fornication Laws

Sweeny joanneJoAnne Sweeny (University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law) has posted History of Adultery and Fornication Criminal Laws on SSRN. Here is the abstract:

This is a portion of a paper I am working on about the history of fornication and adultery criminal laws. This portion of the paper examines evidentiary issues in fornication and adultery prosecutions, how those issues were overcome by the courts, and the historical rationales for criminalizing adultery and fornication.

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