International Approaches to Rape

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Nicole Westmarland, Geetanjali Gangoli
Policy Press, Apr 10, 2012 - Social Science - 248 pages
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International Approaches to Rape gives an overview of rape law and policy in nine different countries, including the United States and Canada. Many governments have begun to take rape more seriously than in the past and have started to implement wide-ranging reforms; this book describes those reforms and assesses the degree to which they have been successful. Introducing readers to various national perspectives on rape, the contributors outline a comparative approach that highlights the similarities and differences between countries, contexts, laws, issues, policies, and interventions.

  

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Contents

approaches to rape
1
contextual challenges and changes
13
the responsibility of the Canadian state
35
4 Introduction to the issue of rape in China as a developing country
57
the void between policy and practice in England and Wales
79
rape law in India
101
rape law in Iran and controlling womens sexuality
121
8 Meeting the challenge? Responding to rape in Scotland
147
addressing rape in postapartheid South Africa
169
rape law policy and practice in theUnited States
193
Index
229
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About the author (2012)

Nicole Westmarland is a lecturer in criminal justice at Durham University. Geetanjali Gangoli works at the Centre for the Study of Gender and Violence at the School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol. Together they are coeditors of International Approaches to Prostitution, also published by the Policy Press.

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