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The Language of Consent in Rape Law

  • Peter M. Tiersma

Abstract

The issue of consent is one of the most difficult problems in rape law. In the past, the identity of the perpetrator was frequently an issue. Yet recent advances in genetic testing will almost inevitably result in the question of ‘who did it’ receding into the background. As a consequence, the question of whether the woman consented is likely to receive even greater attention than it does today.

Keywords

Sexual Crime Sexual Intercourse Penal Code Reasonable Doubt Defence Attorney 
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