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Author: Selda Dagistanli

Title: ‘Like a pack of wild animals’

Subtitle: Moral panics around ‘ethnic’ gang rape in Sydney

In: Outrageous! Moral Panics in Australia

Edited by: Scott Poynting and George Morgan

Place: Hobart

Publisher: ACYS Publishing

Year: 2007

Pages: 181-195

ISBN-13: 9781875236596 (pbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century, 21st Century | Oceanian History: Australian History | Cases: Offenders / Bilal Skaf; Cases: Others / Ashfield Gang Rapes, Sydney Gang Rapes; Society: Moral Panic; Types: Gang Rape, Interracial Rape


Link: (Free Access)


Author: Selda Dagistanli, School of Social Sciences and Psychology, Western Sydney, ResearchGate


  The crimes: Skaf and his cohorts (p. 181)
  The K brothers (p. 184)
  "Muslim" gang rapes: Parallels between the Skaf and K brothers' cases (p. 186)
  "Monsters" and "wild animals": beyond the bounds of moral community (p. 189)
  Conclusion (p. 192)
  References (p. 193)
  Cases (p. 195)
  Endnotes (p. 195)


Elvin, Jesse. Current Issues in Criminal Justice 19(1) (July 2007): 127-128. – Full Text: Australasian Legal Information Institute (Free Access), Informit (Restricted Access)

Wikipedia: History of Oceania: History of Australia / History of Australia since 1945 | History of Oceania: History of Australia / History of New South Wales | Rape in Australia: Ashfield gang rapes, Sydney gang rapes / Bilal Skaf | Sex and the law: Gang rape