The Body of Law Is a Site of Gendered Power
For centuries, lawyers, philosophers, sociologists and others accept approved to ascertain ‘law’, but it resists definition. In this essay, ‘the anatomy of law’ will be taken to beggarly not aloof the law laid out in the statute books, or expounded by board in their judgements, but additionally the appliance of law, in the courts and in ambidextrous with those who are accounted to accept abandoned the law’s provisions. This article attempts to navigates through all these altered faucets of the anatomy of law and appearance that it is a armpit of gendered power, favouring men and unfairly acute adjoin women.
First to be advised is the best accessible basic of law: law-making. Whilst the action of law-making varies from administration to jurisdiction, in the UK it includes inter alia Acts of Parliament, administrative decisions, acme prerogative, law and association of Parliament and built-in principles. Appropriately a admixture of these sources will be considered.
As Heugh (2010, 87) stipulated, ‘the affirmation that law is adult is ashore in the hypothesis that acknowledged accent has commonly been the breadth of macho estimation and application’. Women played no allotment in the drafting of law until about afresh and alike now the role they comedy in code is, at best, about cogent (Kennedy 2005, 25).
That law is affectionate is a wide-spread assertion. The majority, if not all, of the aboriginal macho writers of law were men advised women to be inferior. In Timaeus, Plato suggests that women were bent or base men in their antecedent lives and whilst The Republic is added egalitarian, Socrates concludes: ‘natural capacities are analogously broadcast in anniversary sex, and it is accustomed for women to booty allotment in all occupations as able-bodied as men, admitting in all women will be the weaker partners.’ Hobbes, whilst around accordant that men and women are equal, argued that men necessarily had to accept a boss position in association because they were the nations’ founders and Locke additionally anticipation men should adviser and assure their ‘inferior’ counterparts (Heugh 2010, 98). Feminist accept continued approved to appearance that such angle are ‘patriarchal myths’, which are projections of the macho anima (MacKinnon 1982, 541).
Modern aldermanic attempts at adequation accept failed. Breadth 1(1)(a) of the Sex Bigotry Act 1975, now repealed, authentic bigotry adjoin women as aback ‘on the breadth of her sex he treats her beneath favourably than he treats or would amusement a man’. Appropriately a woman had to appearance that whilst in a agnate bearings to a man she was advised differently. If she is clumsy to acquisition a man in her position, a woman may acquisition it adamantine to annual from anti-discrimination legislation afflicted in this manner. According to Heugh, the ‘essential purpose’ of such legislation it to ‘make women like men’ (2010, 100).
A agnate access can be apparent in administrative attempts to abode discrimination. Abounding States, including the US and the UK accept adopted the ‘formal equality’ approach, this is additionally the acknowledged access favoured by the European Cloister of Human Rights according to Timmer (2011). This access has been abundant criticised for authoritative ‘maleness the barometer of what is human’ (Scales 1986).
Thus it may be argued that law-making and the absolute anatomy of law is inherently affectionate and gendered. This blemish cannot artlessly be smoothed over by audacious administrative or aldermanic attempts at equality. As Wishik propounds, “the analytic frames of affectionate law are not the spaces aural which to actualize visions of feminist futures” (1985, 77)
It it, Scales (1986) and others argue, all-important to instead go to the basis of the botheration and reconstruct the acknowledged system. Showalter (1982) demands that women charge to actualize their own acknowledged access with their own language. This altercation is based on the affirmation that it would be ‘impossible to accurately ascertain the acquaintance of a woman appliance accent that is chiefly fabricated by men to accurate their own experiences’ (Heugh 2010, 106).
This breadth will aboriginal analyze the abhorrent acts of abduction and calm violence, and the gendered way in which they are approached in law, and afresh turns to analyze how a gendered anatomy of law has criminalised women’s behaviour.
Rape is generally apparent as the quintessential gendered crime; the majority of its perpetrators are men and best victims are female, targeted because they are changeable (Graycar and Morgan 2002, 300). In a 2000 British Abomination Survey, one in twenty women said they had been raped (Myhill and Allen 2002, ch 3).
Female victims of abduction of about altered in their analysis by association and abrogating attributes are consistently imposed on them including naivety, applesauce or the angle that they somehow capital it, decidedly circuitous by media representations of rape. Changeable victims are ‘implicitly represented as ‘deserving or ‘accepting’ of rape’ unless able to present themselves as ‘sexually ‘modest’’ (Stevenson 2011, 123). To add insult to injury, macho abduction is generally advised as added austere and macho victims advised with greater privilege. Temkin and Krahe’s 2007 analysis (2009) arise that 65 per cent of macho rapes resulted in conviction, whilst alone 46 per cent of changeable rapes did.
Under breadth 1 of the Animal Offences Act 2003, a actuality commits the answerability of abduction if:
he carefully penetrates the vagina, anus or aperture of accession actuality (B) with his penis,
B does not accord to the penetration, and
A does not analytic accept that B consents.
This introduces a ‘reasonableness test’ which abounding believed is gendered. A ‘reasonable man’ analysis is generally acclimated instead of a ‘reasonable women’ one (see Hubin and Haely 1999). Changeable abduction victims are generally advised abnormally by juries if they abort to action back, scream or try to escape. Scheppele (1991, p. 46) stipulates that whilst ‘[t]he reasonable man, who doesn’t abhorrence burghal streets the way the reasonable woman does and who can action physically with the apprehension of success, may accept approved to leave or fight’, a reasonable woman apparently would not.
This angle is added circuitous by annex 2 of breadth 1, which states:
‘(w)hether a acceptance is reasonable is to be bent accepting attention to all the circumstances, including any accomplish A has taken to ascertain whether B consents.’
Temkin and Ashworth (2004, 342) altercate that the admittance of ‘all the circumstances’ invites juries to appraise the victim’s behaviour to deduce if she did annihilation to accept ‘induced a reasonable acceptance in consent’ and in ‘deciding what it is “relevant” to consider, what is to anticipate the access of stereotypes about B’s dress, B’s acquaintance of a accurate place, an allurement to accept a drink, and so forth?’
Sections 74 to 76 of the Animal Offences Act 2003 accord with consent, with breadth 74 giving the accepted definition, breadth 75 a annual of rebuttable presumptions and breadth 76 stipulating two absolute (and irrebuttable) presumptions. One of the rebuttable presumptions of no accord listed in breadth 75 is where:
‘any actuality had administered to or acquired to be taken by the complainant, afterwards the complainant’s consent, a actuality which, accepting attention to aback it was administered or taken, was able of causing or enabling the complainant to be addled or baffled at the time of the accordant act’ (s75(f)).
The origins of the 2003 Act lie in the proposals of a analysis agitated out for the Home Office (2000) (the “Report”). In accession to the aloft ‘date rape’ scenario, the Abode (2000, para 2.10.0) additionally recommended the admittance of the bearings breadth the victim was ‘too afflicted by booze or drugs to accord chargeless agreement’. This advocacy was abandoned arch to the cessation that ‘(t)hose who booty booze or drugs voluntarily are placed in a altered moral class from those who accept had booze or drugs “administered” to them by the defendant’ and so women who get raped whilst drunk, and got bashed absolutely voluntarily, will not accept the annual of apocalyptic presumptions (Temkin and Ashworth 2004, 339-340). This bolsters the already accustomed appraisal that women who get bashed on a night out are somehow allurement for it.
Kennedy (2005, ch1) argues that abduction is the ‘perfect archetype of the blemish of acknowledged reform…all the changes advised to defended amends for women who accept been raped…have amounted to little.’ The way that legislation has been accounting to ascertain the answerability is biased arise men with it ‘reasonable test’ and abrogating stereotypes still affect the cloister aback ambidextrous with declared abduction offenders and victims. As a conclusion, abounding women are so disenchanted with the law’s access and acknowledgment to abduction that abounding victims still do not arise forward. Kennedy suggests this is because abduction is the ‘rawest affectation of the continuing ability alterity amid men and women’ (op cit.).
Domestic abandon is additionally a gendered problem, with the majority of victims actuality women and perpetrators men. Choudhry and Herring (2010, 342) alarm “violence adjoin women by their affectionate partners… an catching of all-around proportions”. Whilst it is accurate that the ambit of acknowledged remedies for calm abandon in Great Britain has added over the aftermost thirty years, bent law has been apathetic to advance and there is yet a specific bent answerability of calm abandon (Burton 2011, 161). Calm abandon has longed suffered due to the public/private dichotomy, the angle that the accessible sphere, in which law is included, should not intrude on the clandestine apple (see Kennedy 2005, 88-89).
It can be argued that calm abandon is covered by a array of absolute offences, abnormally breadth it leads to concrete injury, but difficulties still lie “with the badge and case acknowledgment to such cases” (Choudhry and Herring 2010, 346). A abode by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and the Acme Case Service Inspectorate (2004, 6) reported:
‘Until about recently…dominant badge ability depicted abandon in the home as ‘just accession domestic’ – a nuisance alarm to accustomed addresses that rarely resulted in a satisfactory policing outcome.’
And there is affirmation that case authorities are afraid to booty calm abandon cases to cloister afterwards a aerial adventitious of success (Cahn 1992). The police, attorneys and board generally accept their role is in attention the ancestors assemblage and so are afraid to accompany case and aid in the alienation of the accord (Kennedy 2005, 92). This is acutely to the damage of women who charge advice and abutment in accepting out of calumniating relationships.
As with rape, ‘gendered identities’ (Smart 1989) accept been created for women subjected to calm violence. If the changeable victim did not act in the academic ‘wifely’ way afresh she is generally captivated to be partly, if not wholly to blame. This can be apparent for archetype in the case Richards v Richards (1984) AC 174, breadth the wife was criticised for accepting cardinal of diplomacy and so the adjudicator in the aboriginal instance captivated her allegations as ‘flimsy’. Abounding accept that women artlessly allure beatings ‘because of nagging, because they advance their men to the edge, or because they are masochists’ (Kennedy 2005, 92).
Likewise, ‘non-submissive behaviour’ is apparent as ‘antithetical to ascribing ‘victim’ status’ (Burton 2011, 163) and if a women arise assured or ‘materially well-off’ in court, abounding board and jurors abort to see how they accept been victimised (Kennedy 2005, 97). This sits uncomfortably with what is capital of the women during the abuse. Abounding do not accept why women are ‘passive’ during the abuse, appearing to not abide the declared attacks, and blockage with an calumniating accomplice for abounding years. However, as a Apple Health Organisation (WHO) Abode (2002, 95) observed, what may assume as a ‘lack of absolute response’, may absolutely be a advised appraisal of what is bare not alone to survive and assure herself, but additionally her children. Furthermore, all-around studies appearance that a array of factors accumulate women in an calumniating relationship, including:
‘fear of retribution, a abridgement of another agency of bread-and-butter support, affair for the children, affecting dependence, a abridgement of abutment from ancestors and friends, and an constant achievement that the man will change’ (WHO 2002, 96).
Some women do eventually arise advanced but will face abuse, on average, 35 times afore they do seek badge abutment (Kennedy 2005, 92). But yet again, the catechism of ‘what would a reasonable man do’ too generally comes to the judges’ minds and already afresh the law can be apparent a armpit of gendered power.
Attitudes arise calm abandon spills into alternative areas of law, best conspicuously homicide. Men who annihilate their adulterine changeable ally accept historically been able to added calmly await on the defence of affront afresh women who annihilate their calumniating macho ally afterwards years of calm violence. In English law, the defence of affront has two capital elements; firstly the abstract analysis of whether the actor was absolutely affronted to lose control; and secondly the cold analysis that the affront was abundant to accomplish a reasonable man do as the actor did.
The cold ‘reasonableness test’ brings up the aforementioned issues discussed in affiliation to rape. Turning to the abstract test, the admittance of ‘the accident of self-control’ excludes animus killings, for which the courts do not accept deserve the bottom culpability, and in Duffy  1 All ER 932, Devlin J phrased the law’s claim as ‘a abrupt and acting accident of self-control’. The admittance of the ‘suddenness test’ has been broadly criticised as it ‘favours those with quick tempers over others with a slow-burning temperament’ (Ashworth 2006, 266). It is men that about accept this short-fuse, breeze acrimony and women the ‘slow-burning temperament’, accent in the case of R. v Ahluwalia  4 All E.R. 889. In this case, the appellant had suffered abandon and corruption from her bedmate over a continued period. Afterwards one black during which she had been threatened the appellant went to bed, but cerebration about her husband’s behaviour was clumsy to sleep. She went downstairs, caked petrol into a bucket, lit a candle, afresh alternate and set blaze to her husband’s bedroom. He died from his injuries. At the appellant’s balloon the defence pleaded assassination on the breadth that she had not advised to annihilate him, alone to administer pain. Affront was pleaded as a additional band of defence based on her ill analysis throughout the marriage, but she was bedevilled of murder.
Thus, as with rape, legislation is the aboriginal antecedent of gendered ability in the case of calm violence. There is no specific breach of calm violence, abrogation badge to administer which of that advance and array offences they feel best fits. The additional blow, afresh as with rape, comes with the analysis of the changeable victim in court. She is accountable to abrogating stereotypes and charge behave with ability during the corruption and afresh abject during the balloon in adjustment to win over the abominable and gendered law.
Criminalising women’s behaviour
Snider (2003, 360) postulates that feminist criminology has continued claimed that changeable offenders were ‘punished added agonizingly than macho offenders, for a added ambit of offences’. Historically, crimes that women could be arrested for included ‘ungovernability’ or ‘promiscuity’, behaviour that was admired in men (op cit.).
Women accept additionally continued been penalised for prostitution, while their macho barter were abandoned (op cit.). There were, and it seems that there still are, college apprehension of women, whilst men are ‘simply victims of their appetites, hardly able of chargeless will aback it (comes) to sex or violence’ (Kennedy 2005, 15). Legislation has back been alien to penalise the macho customer, but the law still tilts in a man’s favour as badge charge see ‘two apparent acts’ afore authoritative an arrest, for archetype a man charge access two women, but a prostitute could be answerable alone for cat-and-mouse in a accurate breadth for ‘loitering’ (op cit., 146).
Many critics, including Worrall (2004), altercate that added bad behaviour by girls is actuality redefined as criminal. Snider (2003, 363) letters that ‘new, aboveboard diff initiatives aimed accurately at women continue’, including contempo campaigns to criminalise abundant women who smoke, drink, or accord bearing to babies absorbed to able cocaine (Tong 1996), which Snider (2003, 364) postulates is accessible because ‘subjecting women to anytime added accelerated antidotal procedures is accordant with ascendant cultural scripts.’
However, no amount what the crime, ‘victimisation’ has been said to be the annual of bent acts by women (Chesney-Lind and Faith 2000, 27). This altercation has been assiduously advised and recorded throughout feminist criminology (Carlen 1983; Comack 1996). Changeable offenders are victims of abuse, whether it is physical, animal and/or emotional, and bigotry based on their gender, race, changeable or position in activity (Snider 2003, 364). As Kennedy notes, ‘(p)oor, aged and abused they acquisition themselves always punished’ (2005, 81).
The law has been clumsy to abode with the basal annual of changeable crime, nor the abominable practices which accept been in abode for centuries. Instead added offences aimed at women alone are alien and this serves alone to advertise the cessation that the anatomy of law is a armpit of gendered power.
Not alone is the anatomy of law gendered, but so is the appliance of law. According to Heidensohn and Gelsthorpe there are several accustomed observations in affiliation to changeable crime:
‘women accomplish beneath and beneath austere offences, they abandon from crimes added readily, girls ability their aiguille age of behind eventually than boys and are abundant beneath complex in able crime’ (2007, 391).
And yet the changeable allotment of abomination and the allotment of women in bastille are increasing.
After acceptance the accretion sentencing ante in Great Britain, Hedderman (2004, 86) assured that ‘there is little to advance that changeable offending…has become added accustomed of added serious’. Instead it is the aegis amount that has changed: ‘40% of the women bedevilled in the Acme Cloister are actuality accustomed careful sentences compared to beneath a division eight years ago…at the magistrates’ court…the amount of access has been higher…custody is now acclimated bristles times added frequently than in 1992’ (op cit., 89).
One constant acceptance is that women offenders are adequate from the abounding rigours of the law aback it comes to sentencing but, whilst abounding accept advised the corresponding analysis of women and men by the courts, few action bright abutment for the theories of courage or charity arise women altered to answerability calmness (Heidensohn and Gelsthorpe 2007, 399). Daly (1989) looked at the bearings in America and assured that it was not the women but rather the ancestors and in accurate the adolescent who were the focus of the courts’ chivalry. Snider (2003, 363) indicates that there was affirmation from the 1970s that adapted that some women, in accurate ‘white, older, familied caregivers’ were advised with some leniency, about already this was highlighted, the charity disappeared, constant in what Snider termed ‘equality with vengeance’.
In accession there is, what has been accepted as, bifold jeopardy, breadth the actuality that women accept a ‘low allotment of recorded abomination has cogent after-effects for those women who do offend: they are apparent to accept abandoned not alone amusing norms but gender norms as well’ (Heidensohn and Gelsthorpe 2007, 400) and are accounted a abortion as wife/partner, mother, babe and artisan (Snider 2003, 365). Webb (1984) and others accept decidedly noticed this affect in the analysis of adolescent girls, breadth accessory animal offences assume to consistently aftereffect in harsher abuse in allegory to boys.
Judges are generally not acquainted that they are actuality abominable and do not actively appoint academic ideals, but ‘hidden expectations edge in unawares’ (Kennedy 2005, 74). One constant average is of the acceptable wife or mother. Women who are afar or divorced, women whose accouchement are in care, or women who contrarily somehow do not accommodate to the idealised average ‘encounter incomparable prejudice’ (op cit., 75). Pre-sentencing reports, accounting to advice the adjudicator in chief what book is appropriate, generally acknowledgment facts extraneous to the answerability such as the cleanliness of the home and the admonishment of the accouchement (op cit., 76).
Women are generally accustomed careful sentences, rather than association order, because of childcare responsibilities (Easton 2011, 180) and because there are few association programmes ill-fitted to women, alike with the contempo amplification of options accessible to comprise the association order. Furthermore, banking penalties are generally clashing as women frequently abridgement the assets (Kennedy 2005, 330).
Thus whilst women in accepted accomplish beneath crimes and beneath agitated crimes, they ache already afresh at the easily of a gendered law not adulatory to assume bendable or allowing arise women and a law that recognises that beneath women are abyss so that one who is charge be abnormally bad. To top it all off, the law afresh has a bound armory of sentences that it can appoint and appropriately sends women to bastille added generally than their macho counterparts.
Penitentiaries were conceived with alone macho offenders in mind, women were an reconsideration (Snider 2003, 357). With the ameliorate of women’s prisons, decidedly in the US from 1830-1930, new institutions were built, alleged reformatories, consisting of groups of cottages presided over by changeable matrons, however, this too was blooming on the ‘patriarchal ancestors archetypal (albeit afterwards the patriarch)’ (Snider 2003, 358).
The ‘under-representation of women’, accepted as the ‘gender ratio’ problem, is one of the truths in criminology (Snider 2003, 357). As already discussed, women accomplish beneath agitated offences and so it is generally argued that imprisoning women bedevilled of non-violent offences does not accommodated the aims of punishment; it cannot be justified on breadth of risk, due to the attributes of the offence, or chastening grounds, as aegis is apparent to be asymmetric (Easton 2011, 181). The accident of acquaintance with the alfresco world, forth with the abashment of imprisonment on their family, is an affliction generally added actively acquainted by women (Davies et al 2010, 457). The answerability of declining accouchement weighs abnormally abundant on women (Kennedy 2005, 64) Whilst best macho prisoners can be safe in the ability that their ally are attractive afterwards their children, in their own home, aloof 25% of women said that their ally were attractive afterwards their children, and aloof 5% of those accouchement were actuality cared for in their own abode (op cit., 83). The agony of actuality afar from ones accouchement can advance to affecting problems and sometimes alike brainy affliction (op cit.)
Formally ‘neutral’ behavior generally accept a ‘disparate impact’ on women, for archetype corpuscle administration and abounding anatomy analytic as women acquisition the accident of aloofness added demanding and affectation beneath of a aegis accident than men (Easton 2011, 182). Due to the about absence of changeable prisons, a changeable blackmailer is acceptable to be confined added abroad from her ancestors and friends, than a macho would, with beneath apprenticeship or training programmes and medical services, in accurate changeable care, is acceptable to be poor (Snider 2003, 365).
The advance for adequation has in this attention disadvantaged women. Instead of demography into annual the altered way in which a woman commits crime, why she commits crime, and how best to avert women from committing added crimes, changeable offenders accept been tarred by the macho besom and ache in male-oriented prisons. And so the ‘formal equality’ access fails afresh and the law is still a armpit of gendered power.
It can appropriately be assured that accepted acknowledged and administrative systems are gendered. As Dobash and Dobash put it: ‘it is absurd to use the law and acknowledged accoutrement to accost affectionate ascendancy and abuse aback the accent and procedures of these amusing processes and institutions are saturated with affectionate behavior and structures’ (1992, 147).
Legislation apropos to bigotry and gendered abomination is lacking. Administrative attempts at adequation abort time and time again. Alike breadth women face acutely institutional sexism in the badge force, they accept to action adjoin abiding stereotyping in the court. Aback begin accusable of a abomination they are added acceptable than men to be beatific to be accustomed a careful book and are afresh accustomed into a bastille arrangement ill-designed to accommodated their needs. There is no alternative cessation than the anatomy of law is a armpit of gendered power.
ASHWORTH, A. (2006), Attempt of Bent Law, 5th Edn, Oxford: Oxford University Press
BURTON, M. (2011), ‘The Acknowledged Construction of Calm Violence: ‘Unmasking a Clandestine Problem’ in J Jones et all (eds), Gender, Sexualities and Law, Oxon: Routledge
CAHN, N. (1992), ‘Innovative Approaches to the Case of Calm Abandon Crimes: An Overview’ in E Buzawa and C Buzawa (eds), Calm Violence: The Changing Bent Amends Response, Westport: Auburn House
CARLEN, P. (1983), Women’s Imprisonment: A Study in Amusing Control, London: Routledge
CHESNEY-LIND, M. and FAITH, K. (2000), ‘What About FeminismEngendering Theory-Making in Criminology’, in R. Paternoster (ed), Criminological Theories, Los Angeles: Roxbury Press
CHOUDHRY, S., and HERRING J (2010), European Human Rights and Ancestors Law, Oxford: Hart
COMACK, E. (1996), Women in Trouble, Halifax: Fernwood Press
DALY, K. (1989), ‘Rethinking Administrative Paternalism: Gender, Work-Family Relations and Sentencing’, Gender and Society, 3(1), 9-36
DAVIES, M., et al (2010), Bent Justice, 4th Edn, Essex: Pearson
DOBASH, R. E., and DOBASH, R.P. (1992), Women, Abandon and Amusing Change, London: Routledge
EASTON, S. (2011), Prisoners’ Right: Attempt and Practice, Oxon: Routledge
GRAYCAR, R., and MORGAN J. (2002), The Hidden Gender of Law, Sydney: Federation Press
HEDDERMAN, C. (2004), ‘Why are Added Women Actuality Bedevilled to Custody?’ in G. McIvor (ed) Women who Offend, London: Jessica Kingsley
HEIDENSOHN, F., and GELSTHORPE L. (2007), ‘Gender and Crime’ in M Maguire et al (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Criminology, 4th Edn, Oxford: Oxford University Press
HER MAJESTY’S INSPECTORATE OF CONSTABULARY AND CROWN PROSECUTION SERVICE INSPECTORATE (2004), A Joint Inspection of the Investigation and Case of Cases Involving Calm Violence, London
HEUGH, C. (2010), ‘Feminist Perspectives on the Practice of Law’, UCL Juris. Rev., 16, 94-116
HOME OFFICE (2000), ‘Setting the Boundaries: Reforming the Law on Sex Offences’, Vol.1 (chair: Betty Moxon)
HUBIN, D., and HAELY, K. (1999), ‘ Abduction and the Reasonable Man’, Law & Phil. 18(2), 113-139
KENNEDY, H. (2005), Eve was Framed, London: Vintage
MACKINNON, C. (1982), ‘An Agenda for Theory’, 7 Signs 515
MYHILL, A., and ALLEN, J. (2002), ‘Rape and Animal Advance of Women: the Extent and Attributes of the Problem’, Home Office Research Study 237
SCALES, A. (1986), ‘The Emergence of Feminist Jurisprudence: An Essay’, 95 Yale Law Journal 1373
SCHEPPELE, K. (1991). ‘The Reasonable Woman’, The Responsive Community, Rights, and Responsibilities 1(4)
SHOWALTER, E. (1982), ‘Feminist Criticism in the Wilderness’ in E Abel (ed), Writing and Animal Difference, Chicago: University of Chicago Press
SMART, C. (1989), Feminism and the Ability of Law, London: Routledge
SNIDER, L. (2003), ‘Constituting the amiss women: atavistic men incarcerates postmodern women’, Brit. J. Criminol, 43(2), 354-378
STEVENSON, K. (2011), ‘‘She Never Screamed Out and Complained’: Recognising Gender in Acknowledged and Media Representations of Rape’ in J Jones et all (eds), Gender, Sexualities and Law, Oxon: Routledge
TEMKIN, J., and ASHWORTH, A. (2004), ‘The Animal Offences Act 2003: (1) Rape, Animal Assaults and the Problems of Consent’, Crim. L.R., May, 328-346
TEMKIN, J., and KRAHE, B. (2009), ‘Address the Attitude Botheration in Abduction Trials’, in M. Horvath and J. Brown (eds), Rape: Challenging Contemporary Thinking, Cullompton: Willan
TIMMER, A. (2011), ‘Toward an Anti-Stereotyping Access for the European Cloister of Human Rights’, HRL Rev, 11(4), 707-738
TONG, R. (1996), ‘Maternal-Fetal Conflict: The Misguided Case for Punishing Cocaine-Using Abundant and/or Postpartum Women’, in C. Sistare, ed., Punishment: Amusing Control and Coercion, New York: Peter Lang.
WEBB, D. (1984), ‘More on Gender and Justice: Girl Offenders on Supervision’, Sociology, 18
WISHIK, H. (1985), ‘To Catechism Everything: The Inquiries of Feminist Jurisprudence’, 1 Berkeley Women’s L.J. 64
WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION (2002), Apple Abode on Abandon and Health (available at http://www.who.int/violence_injury_prevention/violence/world_report/en/)
WORRALL, A. (2004), ‘Twisted Sisters, Ladettes and the New Penology: the Amusing Construction of “Violent Girls”’, in C Alder and A Worrall (eds), Girls’ Violence
Order a unique copy of this paper