Crime Against Nature Definition and Legal Meaning
On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Crime Against Nature, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.
What is Crime Against Nature?
It is a legal term used to define sexual behaviour that is not natural and is considered punishable by law.Sexual acts that are included in this are sodomy-anal sexual intercourse,bestiality (sex with an animal),fellatio,cunnilingus,buggery,pederasty.In some states anal intercourse between adults with mutual consent is not considered crime.
History and Meaning of Crime Against Nature
The term "Crime Against Nature" dates back to medieval times when certain sexual acts were seen as going against the order of nature and punishable by law. Today, it is still a legal term used to define certain sexual behaviors that are deemed unnatural and are considered criminal in some states. The definition of what constitutes a "Crime Against Nature" varies by jurisdiction but typically includes sodomy, bestiality, fellatio, cunnilingus, buggery, and pederasty.
Examples of Crime Against Nature
- John was arrested for engaging in sodomy with another adult male in a state where it is still considered a "Crime Against Nature".
- The farmer was caught having sexual intercourse with a sheep, and charged with bestiality - a "Crime Against Nature".
- Sarah was charged with "Crime Against Nature" for performing oral sex on her dog.
Legal Terms Similar to Crime Against Nature
- Sodomy: Anal or other sexual intercourse between individuals of the same sex or between a human and an animal.
- Bestiality: Sexual relations between a person and an animal.
- Buggery: Anal intercourse between a man and a woman or a man and a man.