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

Sheehy, Elizabeth A.

Ottawa Ont. : University of Ottawa Press c2012

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  • Title:
    Sexual assault in Canada law, legal practice, and women's activism
  • Author: Sheehy, Elizabeth A.
  • Publisher: Ottawa Ont. : University of Ottawa Press
  • Creation Date: c2012
  • Language: English
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (819 pages) : illustrations (some colour), portraits.
  • Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Subjects: Doe, Jane; Sexual abuse victims -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Canada; Criminal justice, Administration of -- Canada; Women -- Crimes against -- Canada; Sex crimes -- Canada; Rape -- Canada; Sex crimes -- Investigation -- Canada; Feminism -- Canada
  • Description: A challenging look at the state of sexual assault law, legal practice and activism in Canada.
  • Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Contents: Foreword: Still Punished for Being Female / Claire L'Heureux-Dube
    Introduction / Elizabeth A. Sheehy
    PART I. 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 / Maria Campbell, Priscilla Campeau, and Tracey Lindberg
    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 / 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
    PART II. 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: The Renewing of Legalistic 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
    Afterword / Jane Doe.
  • Restrictions: Open Access Unrestricted online access
  • OCLC Number: 780360663
  • Identifier: ISBN0-7766-2617-5;ISBN1-283-89187-5;ISBN0-7766-1977-2