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Is It Rape? on Acquaintance Rape and Taking Women's Consent Seriously? / Edition 1
     

Is It Rape? on Acquaintance Rape and Taking Women's Consent Seriously? / Edition 1

by Joan McGregor
 

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ISBN-10: 0754650669

ISBN-13: 9780754650669

Pub. Date: 02/28/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The issue of acquaintance rape has been gaining increased prominence in recent years. In this book Joan McGregor analyses the ethical and legal problems that arise in connection with acquaintance rape cases. She discusses with great clarity and precision the complexities involved in notions such as consent, force, autonomy, power, intention and the impairment of

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The issue of acquaintance rape has been gaining increased prominence in recent years. In this book Joan McGregor analyses the ethical and legal problems that arise in connection with acquaintance rape cases. She discusses with great clarity and precision the complexities involved in notions such as consent, force, autonomy, power, intention and the impairment of responsibility through drugs, alcohol and mental illness. Arguing that criminal rape laws are too narrow, capturing only cases where there is clearly recognized physical violence and resistance from the victim, she sets out a new proposal for how the criminal law should deal with cases of nonconsensual sex which captures the ideals of a liberal political society and in particular the idea of equality. This book explains fully what it means when a woman says no and means no.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754650669
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/28/2005
Series:
Live Questions in Ethics and Moral Philosophy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
278
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

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Table of Contents

Contents: What is wrong with the criminal law of rape?; The historical treatment of rape; Expanding the legal definition of rape; Consent and autonomy; Factors undermining consent: incapacitation; External constraints; I thought she consented: The mens rea of rape; What is the harm of rape?; Bibliography; Index.

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