Women, the Law, and Cults: Three Avenues of Legal Recourse - New Rape Laws, Violence Against Women Act, and Antistalking Laws

Cultic Stud. J., Vol. 15, No. 1, 1998

St. John's Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-0115

15 Pages Posted: 25 Mar 2008  

Robin Boyle

St. John's University - School of Law

Abstract

The author examines three avenues of legal recourse that are available to society at large, but may not be well-known to women in cults, their families, and their potential mental health providers. These avenues for recourse are improved rape laws now available in every state; recently-enacted federal legislation - the 1994 Violence Against Women Act; and recently-enacted state and federal antistalking laws. The author developed this article from her speech delivered at the annual American Family Foundation conference on May 30, 1997, in Philadelphia, PA.

Suggested Citation

Boyle, Robin, Women, the Law, and Cults: Three Avenues of Legal Recourse - New Rape Laws, Violence Against Women Act, and Antistalking Laws. ; St. John's Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-0115. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1105741

Robin Boyle (Contact Author)

St. John's University - School of Law ( email )

8000 Utopia Parkway
Jamaica, NY 11439
United States

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