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Sexual Assault in Canada is the first English-language book in almost two decades to assess the state of sexual assault law and legal practice in Canada. Gathering together feminist scholars, lawyers, activists and policy-makers, it presents a picture of the difficult issues that Canadian women face when reporting and prosecuting sexual violence. The volume addresses many themes including the systematic undermining of women who have been sexually assaulted, the experiences of marginalized women, and the role of women’s activism. It explores sexual assault in various contexts, including professional sports, the doctor–patient relationship, and residential schools. And it highlights the influence of certain players in the reporting and litigation of sexual violence, including health care providers, social workers, police, lawyers and judges. Sexual Assault in Canada provides both a multi-faceted assessment of the progress of feminist reforms to Canadian sexual assault law and practice, and articulates a myriad of new ideas, proposed changes to law, and inspired activist strategies.

This book was created to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Jane Doe’s remarkable legal victory against the Toronto police for sex discrimination in the policing of rape and for negligence in failing to warn her of a serial rapist. The case made legal history and motivated a new generation of feminist activists. This book honours her pioneering work by reflecting on how law, legal practice and activism have evolved over the past decade and where feminist research and reform should lead in the years to come.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. p. vi
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  1. Dedication
  2. p. x
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  1. Part I 
  2. p. xii
  1. Foreword
  2. pp. 1-6
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 7-22
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  1. 1. The Victories of Jane Doe
  2. pp. 23-46
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  1. 2. Jane Doe v Toronto Commissioners of Police: A View from the Bar
  2. pp. 47-52
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  1. 3. New Zealand’s Jane Doe
  2. pp. 53-72
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  1. 4. Hockey Night in Canada
  2. pp. 73-86
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  1. 5. Indigenous Women and Sexual Assault in Canada
  2. pp. 87-110
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  1. 6. Lawful Subversion of the Criminal Justice Process? Judicial, Prosecutorial, and Police Discretion in Edmondson, Kindrat, and Brown
  2. pp. 111-150
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  1. 7. The Supreme Court of Canada’s Betrayal of Residential School Survivors: Ignorance is No Excuse
  2. pp. 151-172
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  1. 8. Sexual Assault and Disabled Women Ten Years after Jane Doe
  2. pp. 173-190
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  1. 9. Police Investigation of Sexual Assault Complaints: How Far Have We Come Since Jane Doe?
  2. pp. 191-210
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  1. 10. Striking Back: The Viability of a Civil Action Against the Police for the
  2. pp. 211-242
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  1. 11. Third-Wave Anti-rape Activism on Neoliberal Terrain: The Garneau Sisterhood
  2. pp. 243-266
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  1. 12. Sisterhood Will Get Ya: Anti-rape Activism and the Criminal Justice System
  2. pp. 267-300
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  1. 13. Where Has All the Anger Gone?
  2. pp. 301-312
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  1. 14. Vitreous Fragility: Reimagining Women Through Art
  2. pp. 313-330
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  1. 15. The Jane Doe Coffee-Table Book About Rape: Reflections on Rebellious Writing and Teaching
  2. pp. 331-354
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  1. Part II
  2. p. 355
  1. 16. Who Benefits From the Sexual Assault Evidence Kit?
  2. pp. 355-388
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  1. 17. Perpetuating—and Resisting—Rape Myths in Trial Discourse
  2. pp. 389-408
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  1. 18. Questioning “Expert” Knowledges
  2. pp. 409-450
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  1. 19. Zero Tolerance Some of the Time? Doctors and Sexual Abuse in Ontario
  2. pp. 451-482
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  1. 20. Judges and the Reasonable Steps Requirement: The Judicial Stance on Perpetration Against Unconscious Women
  2. pp. 483-540
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  1. 21. An Equality-Oriented Approach to the Admissibility of Similar Fact Evidence in Sexual Assault Prosecutions
  2. pp. 541-568
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  1. 22. Raising the Age of Sexual Consent: Renewing Legal Moralism?
  2. pp. 569-590
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  1. 23. What’s in a Face? Demeanour Evidence in the Sexual Assault Context
  2. pp. 591-612
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  1. 24. Limits of a Criminal Justice Response: Trends in Police and Court Processing of Sexual Assault
  2. pp. 613-634
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  1. 25. HIV Exposure as Assault: Progressive Development or Misplaced Focus?
  2. pp. 635-664
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  1. 26. All That Glitters Is Not Gold: The False Promise of Victim Impact Statements
  2. pp. 665-700
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  1. 27. Confronting Restorative Justice in Neo-Liberal Times: Legal and Rape Narratives in Conditional Sentencing
  2. pp. 701-724
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  1. 28. A Feminist Remedy for Sexual Assault: A Quest for Answers
  2. pp. 725-740
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  1. Afterword
  2. pp. 741-742
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 743-754
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 755-819
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780776619774
Related ISBN
9780776630441
MARC Record
OCLC
864844762
Pages
836
Launched on MUSE
2012-12-20
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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