International Approaches to Rape

International Approaches to Rape

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This book gives an overview of the socio-legal and political approaches taken in relation to rape across nine countries worldwide. It is written at a time in which many governments have begun to take rape more seriously than in the past and have started to implement wide-ranging reforms. This is, therefore, an ideal time to describe such reforms and assess the degree to which they have been progressive. By introducing readers to national perspectives of issues relating to rape, the book presents a comparative approach that highlights the similarities and differences between countries, contexts, laws, key issues, policies and interventions. It is recommended for academics, students, practitioners and policy makers. Also available by the same editors is 'International Approaches to Prostitution' (The Policy Press, 2006).

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About Author

Nicole Westmarland is a lecturer in criminal justice at Durham University where she researches violence against women. She is a feminist academic activist, and is involved in the Rape Crisis movement. Geetanjali Gangoli works at the Centre for the Study of Gender and Violence, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol. She has published in many areas of violence against women, including prostitution, trafficking, forced marriage and domestic violence.


Contents: Introduction: international approaches to rape ~ Nicole Westmarland and Geetanjali Gangoli; Rape law and policy in England and Wales ~ Nicole Westmarland; Rape law and policy in Scotland ~ Michele J Burman and Sandy Brindley; Rape law and policy in Australia ~ Patricia Easteal; Rape law and policy in Canada ~ Lee Lakeman; Rape law and policy in Germany ~ Author tbc; Rape law and policy in India ~ Geetanjali Gangoli; Rape law and policy in Bangladesh ~ Sara Hossain and Adita Afrose Hasan; Rape law and policy in South Africa ~ Author tbc; Rape law and policy in China ~ Qihua Ye; Rape law and policy in Iran ~ Nadia Aghtaie.

Product Details

  • publication date: 04/04/2012
  • ISBN13: 9781847426215
  • Number Of Pages: 248
  • ID: 9781847426215
  • weight: 417
  • ISBN10: 1847426212

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