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Author: Bruce A. MacFarlane

Title: Historical Development of the Offence of Rape

Subtitle: -

In: 100 Years of the Criminal Code in Canada: Essays Commemorating the Centenary of the Canadian Criminal Code

Edited by: Josiah Wood and Richard C. Peck

Place: Ottawa

Publisher: Canadian Bar Association

Year: 1993

Pages: 1-79

ISBN-10: 0920742416 – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: Medieval History, 18th Century, 19th Century, 20th Century | Canadian History, English History | Prosecution: Laws


Link: Internet Archive (Free Access)


Author: Wikipedia


  Ancient Law
  Medieval Saxon Laws
  Thirteenth Century Legislation: The Statutes of Westminster
  The Interlude
  Rape Prosecutions in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century England
    (a) The Element of Force
    (b) The Pregnant Complainant
    (c) The Marital Rape Exemption
    (d) Proof of Emission of Semen
    (e) The Moral Character of the Complainant
      (i) Birth of a Myth
      (ii) The Legal Context
        (a) Where the Complainant Had Previous Sexual Relations With the Accused
        (b) Where The Complainant Hadt Sexual Relations With Other Men
        (c) Where the Complainant is a Prostitute
  Development of the Law in Canada
  Concluding Observations