Sexual Assault by Male Partners : is the Licence Still Valid?

Patricia Easteal, Christine Feerick

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Partner rape - marital rape immunity formally abolished - but archaic construction of wives as chattels continues to appear in sexual assault cases where the partner is the perpetrator - contradictory interpretations of consent and its vitiation are contrasted - low disclosure and reporting rates - high rate of discontinued cases - judges and juries attitudes to sexual coercion in relationships.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-207
Number of pages23
JournalFlinders Journal of Law Reform
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2005


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