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New Book: Sentencing Rape – A Comparative Analysis (Brown)

Graeme Brown just published “Sentencing Rape – A Comparative Analysis” (Hart Publishing 2020). Abstract: This book presents an in-depth comparative study of sentencing practice for rape in six common law jurisdictions: England and Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, and South Africa. It provides a thorough review of the medical literature on the physical and psychological effects of rape, the legal and philosophical literature on the seriousness of the offence, and the victim’s role in sentencing. Given the increasingly common practice of perpetrators using mobile and online technologies to film or photograph the commission of sexual offences, the book examines…