Theories of Sexual Coercion

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Fall 2012 Reading Group
Meets: Th 5:00pm - 7:00pm in WCC Room 5044
1 classroom credit

The reading group integrates evolutionary perspectives into an analysis of the law’s ability and effectiveness in addressing sexual coercion. The prevalence and variation of forms of sexual coercion in primates and humans indicate that it is not predetermined, but rather influenced by a range of factors. Thus, we consider the social and structural factors made visible by a look at our primate relatives to discern patterns that might be useful in challenging male sexual coercion.

Subject Areas: Family, Gender & Children's Law , Criminal Law & Procedure .