Conley 2014 Violence

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Author: Carolyn A. Conley

Title: Sexual Violence in Historical Perspective

Subtitle: -

In: The Oxford Handbook of Gender, Sex, and Crime

Edited by: Rosemary Gartner and Bill McCarthy

Place: Oxford

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Year: 2014

Pages: 207-224

Series: The Oxford Handbooks in Criminology and Criminal Justice

ISBN-13: 9780199838707 (hardcover) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: General History

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Abstract: »Changing understandings of rape over the centuries and the consequences of these for those involved in sexual violence are featured in Conley's essay. Views on the nature of the offense, the offender, the victim, and the legal response to sexual violence varied wideley and shaped the harms attributed to the act; perhaps paradoxically, Conley argues, the use of rape as a metaphor for other forms of oppression may have mitigated reactions to interpersonal sexual violence.« (Source: Bill McCarthy and Rosemary Gartner. »Introduction.« The Oxford Handbook of Gender, Sex, and Crime. Edited by Rosemary Gartner et al. Oxford 2014: 9)


  12.1. Introduction (p. 207)
  12.2. The Written Law (p. 208)
  12.3. Rape in the Courtroom (p. 210)
  12.4. Sexual Conquest and Sexual Assault (p. 212)
  12.5. Victims (p. 214)
  12.6. Perpetrators (p. 215)
  12.7. Rape as Metaphor and Rape as Reality (p. 217)
  12.8. Conclusion: Periods, Regions, and Future Research (p. 218)
  References (p. 220)

Added: April 26, 2014 | Last updated: April 26, 2014