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Sexual offences: the Law

Sexual offences: the Law

Withey, Carol ORCID: 0009-0001-6415-336X (2021) Sexual offences: the Law. In: 16 days of Activism, 25th Nov 2021 - 10th Dec 2021, University of Greenwich. (Unpublished)

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This paper examines the reasons for the low conviction and reporting rates for rape, including the prevalence of rape myths. The law relating to rape, sexual assault and assault by penetration is explained. The concept of lack of consent, an intrinsic element of these offence, is reviewed in detail. This includes consent in relation to intoxicated complainants, cases involving submission and deceptions that may vitiate consent, including lies regarding the use of contraception, the accused's gender and their sexual health status.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: rape; rape myths; sexual assault; assault by penetration; consent; rape conviction rates; drunken consent
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
K Law > K Law (General)
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Law & Criminology (LAC)
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2023 10:27

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