Introduction

The bibliography provides information on writings dealing with the history of rape, including sexual child abuse, sexual harassment, sexual molestation, child prostitution, forced prostitution, sexual slavery, sexual(ized) violence. The blog informs about calls for papers, forthcoming events and new literature in this field.

April 2, 2016

PROJECT: Sexual offences, legal responses and public perceptions: 1880s - 1980s

Title: Sexual offences, legal responses and public perceptions: 1880s - 1980s
Researchers: Lisa Featherstone, Amanda Kaladelfos, Carolyn Strange, Nina Westera
Funded by: Australian Research Council
Term: 2015-2018
Abstract: »Testimony of sexual abuse before the current Royal Commission has exposed the historic neglect and coverup of institutional offences. Yet, to unearth the deeper and wider dimensions of sexual offending requires scholarly historical analysis. This project uses qualitative and quantitative analysis to track how and why certain forms of sexual behaviour sparked public concern and provoked legal responses and public inquiries from the 1880s to the 1980s. Our systematic examination of these patterns through archival and published documents will test the relation between shifting community and political concerns and the conduct of criminal trials. Thus, it will make a significant contribution to the promotion of health and wellbeing.«
More information: University of Queensland