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    Compelling engagements: feminism, rape law, and romance fiction.Wendy Larcombe - 2005 - Annandale, NSW: Federation Press.
    These are women who are not only vulnerable but also evidently worthy of the protections or rewards promised: punishment of the rapist or the hero's love ...
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  2. Beveridge, Fiona, 209, 299, 313 Brooks-Gordon, Belinda, 195 Buss, Doris, 91 Conaghan, Joanne, 177.Peter Goodrich, Emilie Hafner-Burton, Adrian Howe, Rosemary Hunter, Sally J. Kenney, Wendy Larcombe, Patricia Leighton, Ulrike Liebert, Jill Lovecy & Rachel Roth - 2002 - Feminist Legal Studies 10 (331).
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    The `Ideal' Victim v Successful Rape Complainants: Not What You Might Expect. [REVIEW]Wendy Larcombe - 2002 - Feminist Legal Studies 10 (2):131-148.
    This article proposes that feminist legal critics need to be able to explain how some rape cases succeed in securing convictions. The means by which rape cases are routinely disqualified in the criminal justice system have received widespread attention. It is well established in feminist legal critique that female complainants are discredited if they fail to conform to an archaic stereotype of the genuine or ‘real’ rape victim. This victim is not only morally and sexually virtuous she is also cautious, (...)
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  4. Falling Rape Conviction Rates: (Some) Feminist Aims and Measures for Rape Law. [REVIEW]Wendy Larcombe - 2011 - Feminist Legal Studies 19 (1):27-45.
    Rape conviction rates have fallen to all-time lows in recent years, prompting governments to explore a range of strategies to improve them. This paper argues that, while the current legal impunity for rape cannot be condoned, increasing conviction rates is not in itself a valid objective of law reform. The paper problematises the measure of rape law that conviction rates provide by developing an account of (some) feminist aims for rape law reform. Three feminist aims and associated measures are explained—all (...)
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