A Masculocentric Reality: The Limits of Sexual Assault Law Reform and Choices for the Future

Sister In Law, Vol. 1, pp. 11-31, 1996

11 Pages Posted: 22 Nov 2009 Last revised: 20 Jun 2018

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Patricia L. Easteal

University of Canberra - School of Law and Justice

Date Written: 1996

Abstract

Issues which limit the opportunity for law reform in the area of sexual assault include the cultural context of society, police response, and attitudes within the courts, especially those of judges. Easteal suggests a number of ways of overcoming these problems, such as: mandatory education; a fairer legal process to ensure the victim's rights; changing the composition of the judiciary; quality control of the courts and increased accountability with on-going research and monitoring of the police and courts; and attitude change within society.

Keywords: law reform, sexual assault

Suggested Citation

Easteal, Patricia L., A Masculocentric Reality: The Limits of Sexual Assault Law Reform and Choices for the Future (1996). Sister In Law, Vol. 1, pp. 11-31, 1996. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1511391

Patricia L. Easteal (Contact Author)

University of Canberra - School of Law and Justice ( email )

Australia

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