Stranger rape: a situational analysis

Hetu, Vibha (2013) Stranger rape: a situational analysis. The Indian Police Journal, 50 (2). pp. 250-267. ISSN 0537-2429

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Most people regard stranger rape as the most serious assault as evident by the growing cases of stranger rape. Stranger rape is generally thought to involve more force, display and use of weapons, and physical harm but, also more resistance by the victim. In traditional cultures, a woman who loses her virginity, even by rape, is considered soiled; thus, the assault is always a matter of shame. The situation is a concomitant factor for the rape committed by the stranger. Using the narrative account of two females, victims of stranger rape, this paper outlines how important it is to engage with the complexity of ‘situation’ leading to rape.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Stranger Rape | Situational Analysis | Traditional Cultures | Virginity | Resistance
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Gender Studies
Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Law and Legal Studies
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Arjun Dinesh
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2022 12:37
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2022 11:12


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