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Developing measures of multiple forms of sexual violence and their contested treatment in the criminal justice system

Walby, S., Armstrong, J. and Strid, S. (2011). Developing measures of multiple forms of sexual violence and their contested treatment in the criminal justice system. In: Handbook on sexual violence. (pp. 90-114). London: Routledge.

Abstract

What is sexual violence and how is it measured? What are the implications of using and taking different definitions and different approaches to its measurement? This chapter addresses the measurement of a wide variety of forms of sexual violence. The breadth of definition and the nature of the procedures to measure sexual violence have changed very considerably since Kelly (1988) wrote her book on the ‘continuum’ of sexual violence. The chapter focuses on the UK criminal justice system, while recognising that many forms of sexual violence have only recently been named and recognised as important within the criminal justice system, and others are still treated as if they were marginal to it.

Publication Type: Book Section
Publisher Keywords: This is a book chapter published by Routledge in Handbook on sexual violence on 2011, available online: https://www.routledge.com/Handbook-on-Sexual-Violence/Brown-Walklate/p/book/9780415670722. Made available with permission from the publisher.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
K Law > K Law (General)
Departments: School of Arts & Social Sciences > Sociology
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/21692
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