Redrawing the boundaries: the adequacy of the sexual offences act in addressing female sexual offending

Robson, J., Newman, L. and O'Hagan, A. ORCID: 0000-0001-5361-8320, 2021. Redrawing the boundaries: the adequacy of the sexual offences act in addressing female sexual offending. The Journal of Criminal Law. ISSN 0022-0183

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Abstract

Discussion around sexual offending traditionally focuses on the notion of male offenders and female victims. In this article, we argue that there is clear evidence that females commit offences and that males are often the victims of these offences. We discuss the evidence for this and the impact it has on the victims of these offences. We argue that the processes which have informed policy in this area have dismissed this class of offending and as a result the Sexual Offences Act and associated policies do not provide a clear enough framework for the prosecution of these offenders. We present some suggestions for how this lacuna could be addressed.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: The Journal of Criminal Law
Creators: Robson, J., Newman, L. and O'Hagan, A.
Publisher: Sage
Date: 18 January 2021
ISSN: 0022-0183
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1177/0022018320984451DOI
1401749Other
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 12 Mar 2021 15:04
Last Modified: 31 May 2021 15:05
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/42499

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