In this chapter you will learn: List and explain the classifications of sex offenses, list and explain the four types of sexual murder, discuss interview procedures and investigative questions for sexual assault cases, explain why women do not report rape to the police and the motivation for false rape allegations, outline the types of physical evidence collected in rape and sexual assault cases,…
The legal definition of rape varies from state to state, but for medical purposes, rape is physical assault or penetration of the genital, oral, or anal cavities by the assailant’s body or foreign object with force or without consent of the victim. Thus, in medical environments, rape is better termed sexual assault. Sexual assault is perpetrated primarily against women or children. Far fewer rape victims are males. Rape is increasing, especially the number of elderly victims.
On behalf of the Research Society on Alcoholism, I am pleased to introduce
this thirteenth volume of Recent Developments in Alcoholism about alcohol and
violence. Current concepts are presented in well-organized sections that focus
on epidemiology, neurobiology, psychology, and family issues. It is becoming
increasingly clear that age, gender, socioeconomic circumstances, and
genetics affect aggressive behavior and vulnerability to alcoholism. This volume
contains up-to-date discussions of these issues.
D stabbed a pregnant woman with the intention of harming her alone. She
then went into premature labour, her child being born alive. D pleaded
guilty to wounding the woman with intent. Subsequently, her child died
owing to its prematurity, and D was charged with murder
Held D could be guilty of manslaughter but not murder. The requisite
intent to be proved in the case of murder was an intention to kill or cause
really serious bodily injury to the mother, the foetus before birth being
viewed as an integral part of the mother.
The signiﬁcance and potential of the protocol go well beyond Africa. The treaty afﬁrms
reproductive choice and autonomy as a key human right and contains a number of global ﬁrsts.
For example, it represents the ﬁrst time that an international human rights instrument has
explicitly articulated a woman’s right to abortion when pregnancy results from sexual assault,
rape, or incest; when continuation of the pregnancy endangers the life or health of the pregnant
woman; and in cases of grave fetal defects that are incompatible with life.