Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781847426208 Published April 2011 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $46.95 ISBN: 9781847426215 Published May 2012 For sale in North and South America only

International Approaches to Rape

Edited by Nicole Westmarland and Geetanjali Gangoli

Edited by Nicole Westmarland and Geetanjali Gangoli

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

248 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2011
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781847426208 Published April 2011 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $46.95 ISBN: 9781847426215 Published May 2012 For sale in North and South America only

International Approaches to Rape gives an overview of rape law and policy in nine different countries, including the United States and Canada. Many governments have begun to take rape more seriously than in the past and have started to implement wide-ranging reforms; this book describes those reforms and assesses the degree to which they have been successful. Introducing readers to various national perspectives on rape, the contributors outline a comparative approach that highlights the similarities and differences between countries, contexts, laws, issues, policies, and interventions.

Kerry Frances Crawford | Journal of Women, Politics & Policy
“Westmarland and Gangoli’s book is a call to action, an important reminder that practitioners and academics must devote more time and consideration to the undertheorized issues of national and global approaches to sexual violence.”
 
 
Contents
Notes on contributors

1. Introduction: approaches to rape
      Nicole Westmarland and Geetanjali Gangoli
2. Sexual assault law in Australia: contextual challenges and changes
      Patricia Easteal
3. Ending rape: the responsibility of the Canadian state
      Lee Lakeman
4. Introduction to the issue of rape in China as a developing country
      Qihua Ye
5. Still little justice for rape victim survivors: the void between policy and practice in England and Wales
      Nicole Westmarland
6. Controlling women’s sexuality: rape law in India
      Geetanjali Gangoli
7. Breaking the silence: rape law in Iran and controlling women’s sexuality
      Nadia Aghtaie
8. Meeting the challenge? Responding to rape in Scotland
      Sandy Brindley and Michele Burman
9. Paradox and policy: addressing rape in post-apartheid  South Africa
      Lisa Vetten
10. ‘Impressive progress alongside persistent problems’: rape law, policy and practice in the United States
      Lynn Hecht Schafran and Jillian Weinberger

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