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From Raptus to Rape: A History of the “Requirements” of Resistance and Injury

Journal Article


Abstract


  • DE:spite more chan tJwee decades of proores.~~vt /Q w

    reform) t:h e c:rimfm~l ~crw·s respcmse t.o sexual assa u~t

    remaihS uns,utisfuct.ol'}'· The. persrstetJce, in prac:ttce) of

    're-q uJrements' til ut f,l•,q;sla. ~ors h(nre £.1 ttempted to t?.r{Is.esuch

    as thc:Jt rlr e complairuu.t Pmt:St have phys1cr;~lly

    resisted- is espedally troubtrng. I lH"gue that Jt rs rUPt

    po.rtibt8 to c()nfront the conternpcrc:uy {tli}ures uf .tape

    hn.vs wUhout undeor!j·tnnding the~r comp~ex and

    se(/imented hist.(JJy. 1 trace oru: puwerful.'\ite of c:ontrrmi(Y

    that leg;slative change has failed to dJsrupt-lhe [tJcw• {).Q

    re~L'"tan '~ Qll d injr.rry- fmm t:tJ,e thirtoontft Ut lhe:

    e~hct:eh tlJ c~.11 tLrry. f."w:m a.£ rape emerged a clime of

    [female] sexuGI viotathm, it wu.~ illve...or;teJ witl~

    requrremeNt-S of proof t:Jrat r·eflect rape$ h ~swry as a

    c:rime af ;~~tf!r/eren ce with p(ltriarr:lr a{ fnte-rests ~n

    murn'u.gt and pr:-Qperty. 1'he.,.e findings SUJJ!Jest thc1t

    OJ'JgoJJJg ra{arm enert1l m,ust adrlre.o:s nor on {y the content

    ofjorma.l fa LVSJ br.tt the kl1 owle-dge.t; and t:u~t.uraJ lineCJges

    t.h at ~·eside outside statutory clefi"ltlons and ru~8s of

    evidence.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • J. Quilter, 'From Raptus to Rape: A History of the “Requirements” of Resistance and Injury' (2015) 2 Law & History 89-113.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/2289

Number Of Pages


  • 24

Start Page


  • 89

End Page


  • 113

Volume


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • New Zealand

Abstract


  • DE:spite more chan tJwee decades of proores.~~vt /Q w

    reform) t:h e c:rimfm~l ~crw·s respcmse t.o sexual assa u~t

    remaihS uns,utisfuct.ol'}'· The. persrstetJce, in prac:ttce) of

    're-q uJrements' til ut f,l•,q;sla. ~ors h(nre £.1 ttempted to t?.r{Is.esuch

    as thc:Jt rlr e complairuu.t Pmt:St have phys1cr;~lly

    resisted- is espedally troubtrng. I lH"gue that Jt rs rUPt

    po.rtibt8 to c()nfront the conternpcrc:uy {tli}ures uf .tape

    hn.vs wUhout undeor!j·tnnding the~r comp~ex and

    se(/imented hist.(JJy. 1 trace oru: puwerful.'\ite of c:ontrrmi(Y

    that leg;slative change has failed to dJsrupt-lhe [tJcw• {).Q

    re~L'"tan '~ Qll d injr.rry- fmm t:tJ,e thirtoontft Ut lhe:

    e~hct:eh tlJ c~.11 tLrry. f."w:m a.£ rape emerged a clime of

    [female] sexuGI viotathm, it wu.~ illve...or;teJ witl~

    requrremeNt-S of proof t:Jrat r·eflect rape$ h ~swry as a

    c:rime af ;~~tf!r/eren ce with p(ltriarr:lr a{ fnte-rests ~n

    murn'u.gt and pr:-Qperty. 1'he.,.e findings SUJJ!Jest thc1t

    OJ'JgoJJJg ra{arm enert1l m,ust adrlre.o:s nor on {y the content

    ofjorma.l fa LVSJ br.tt the kl1 owle-dge.t; and t:u~t.uraJ lineCJges

    t.h at ~·eside outside statutory clefi"ltlons and ru~8s of

    evidence.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • J. Quilter, 'From Raptus to Rape: A History of the “Requirements” of Resistance and Injury' (2015) 2 Law & History 89-113.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/2289

Number Of Pages


  • 24

Start Page


  • 89

End Page


  • 113

Volume


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • New Zealand