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Vol 22 No 5 May/June 2017

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Arlidge, Eady & Smith on Contempt

Edited by: Patricia Londono, David Eady, A.T.H. Smith, Rt. Hon Lord Eassie
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ISBN13: 9781855214859
ISBN: 1855214857
Published: October 1997
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

A philosophical investigation of the subject of rape. This volume examines various issues that arise in the law of rape, distinguishing those that are conceptual in nature from those that are either normative or empirical, and showing how these issues are interconnected.

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Part 1 The logic of rape: rape and persuasive definition; three theories of rape; theory acceptance, commitment and persuasion.
Part 2 The law of rape: a brief history; recent developments and trends.
Part 3 The morality of rape law: consent, force and coercion; marital rape; mens rea; statutory rape; justice and the distribution of fear.