Sexual Assault by Male Partners : a Study of Sentencing Factors

Patricia Easteal, Miriam Gani

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Sentencing decisions relating to partner sexual assault in Australian jurisdictions over the past twenty years - appellate courts increasingly disinclined to name the relationship as a mitigator - violation of trust seldom recognised as an aggravator - lack of knowledge about the seriousness of the crime evident from light sentences imposed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-72
Number of pages34
JournalSouthern Cross University Law Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2005


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