1-30-08 - Women shall be especially protected against any...

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1/30/08 Historical Perspective Origination of the word- rapere (to steal or seize, take as your own) Established in some cultures as acceptable Used to enforce oppression Used to enforce racism Women as property From father to husband Marriage was often a monetary transaction Bride capture Price of a bride Damage to his property Sexual assault during war Use as a weapon Spoils of war Social acceptance Wartime examples Rome Troy Ottoman Empire 19 th Century America World War II- Japan, Germany, USA Vietnam Gulf War Geneva Convention 1 st Convention- Wounded and Sick 2 nd Convention- Shipwrecked 3 rd Convention- Prisoners of War 4 th Convention- Protection of Civilians
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Unformatted text preview: Women shall be especially protected against any attack on their honor, in particular against rape, enforced prostitution, or any form of indecent assault. Virgin Rape ➢ Wrath of the Gods European Royalty ➢ Nobles versus the common class English Common Law Rape- unlawful cardinal knowledge over age of 10 by a man not her husband, by use of force or threats Early English Law ➢ Immunity- No Spousal Rape ➢ Utmost Resistance Doctrine- Victim most show that she fought back ➢ Fresh Complaint Rule- Victim must report right away ➢ Chivalry- Man of royalty can sexually assault lower class women...
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course CRJ 327 taught by Professor Desire during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.

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