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Rape Law Reform in Six Jurisdictions

  • Cassia Spohn
  • Julie Horney
Part of the The Springer Series in Crime and Justice book series (PSIC)

Abstract

There is considerable variability in the rape law reforms adopted by the states. Some jurisdictions embraced all of the reforms described in Chapter 1, while others enacted very limited changes. Some states enacted “strong” versions of a particular reform, others enacted “weak” versions. Some reform statutes reflect feminist conceptions of rape, others reflect more traditional views (Berger, Searles, and Newman, 1988). A few legislatures passed comprehensive reform bills, whereas others adopted individual changes over a number of years.

Keywords

Sexual Assault Sexual Assault Case Resistance Requirement Reform Statute Past Sexual Behavior 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Cassia Spohn
    • 1
  • Julie Horney
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Criminal JusticeUniversity of Nebraska at OmahaOmahaUSA

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