Sexual assault in Canada: law, legal practice, and women's activism

A challenging look at the state of sexual assault law, legal practice and activism in Canada

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Contributors: Sheehy, Elizabeth A. (Other)
Format: Print Book
Published: Ottawa Univ. of Ottawa Press c2012
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Summary:A challenging look at the state of sexual assault law, legal practice and activism in Canada
Foreword. Still punished for being female / Claire L'Heureux-Dube
pt. 1. The victories of Jane Doe / Elizabeth A. Sheehy -- Jane Doe versus Toronto Commissioners of Police : a view from the bar / Sean Dewart -- New Zealand's Jane Doe / Julia Tolmie -- Hockey Night in Canada / Laura Robinson -- Indigenous women and sexual assault in Canada / Tracey Lindberg, Priscilla Campeau, and Maria Campbell -- Legal subversion of the criminal justice process? Judicial, prosecutorial, and police discretion in Edmondson, Kindrat and Brown / Lucinda Vandervort -- The Supreme Court of Canada's betrayal of residential school survivors : ignorance is no excuse / Sheila McIntyre -- Sexual assault and disabled women ten years after Jane Doe / Fran Odette -- Police investigation of sexual assault complaints : how far have we come since Jane Doe? / Teresa DuBois -- Striking back : the viability of a civil action against the police for the "wrongful unfounding" of reported rapes / A. Blair Crew -- Third-wave anti-rape activism on neoliberal terrain : the Garneau sisterhood / Lise Gotell -- Sisterhood will get ya : anti-rape activism and the criminal justice system / Meagan Johnston -- Where has all the anger gone? / Diana Yaros -- Vitreous fragility : re-imagining women through art / Shary Boyle -- The Jane Doe coffee table book about rape : reflections on rebellious writing and teaching / Gillian Calder and Rebecca Johnson
pt. 2. Who benefits from the sexual assault evidence kit? / Jane Doe -- Perpetuating, and resisting, rape myths in trial discourse / Susan Ehrlich -- Questioning "expert" knowledges / Sunny Marriner -- Zero tolerance some of the time? Doctors and sexual abuse in Ontario / Sanda Rodgers -- Judges and the reasonable steps requirement : the judicial stance on perpetration against unconscious women / Elizabeth A. Sheehy -- An equality-oriented approach to the admissibility of similar fact evidence in sexual assault prosecutions / David M. Tanovich -- Raising the age of sexual consent : renewing legal moralism? / Julie Desrosiers -- What's in a face? Demeanour evidence in the sexual assault context / Natasha Bakht -- Limits of a criminal justice response : trends in police and court processing of sexual assault / Holly Johnson -- HIV exposure as assault : Progressive development or misplaced focus? / Alison Symington -- All that glitters is not gold : the false promise of victim impact statements / Rakhi Ruparelia -- Confronting restorative justice in neo-liberal times : legal and rape narratives in conditional sentencing / Gillian Balfour and Janice Du Mont -- A feminist remedy for sexual assault : a quest for answers / Constance Backhouse
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
Physical Description:819 p ill. (chiefly col.) 24 cm