18 Pages Posted: 5 Apr 2013 Last revised: 4 Jun 2013
Date Written: March 31, 2013
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.
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Sweeny, JoAnne, History of Adultery and Fornication Criminal Laws (March 31, 2013). University of Louisville School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-09. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2242473 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2242473