Sexual Offences: Discussion Paper

The Sexual Offences: Discussion Paper was released in September 2001 and received 75 submissions.  

The paper includes research conducted by the Commission into changes in the number of rape prosecutions and convictions. It found that the fewer people were being convicted of rape and fewer people were pleading guilty when charging with rape.

Below is an outline of the chapters:

Chapter 1: Background to Reference
Chapter 2: Previous Inquiries and Proposals for Reform
Chapter 3: What we Know About Sexual Offences
Chapter 4: Sexual Offences in the Criminal Justice System
Chapter 5: General Sexual Offences
Chapter 6: Sexual Offences Against Children and Young People
Chapter 7: Sexual Offences Against People with Impaired Mental Functioning
Chapter 8: Court Procedure and Evidence
Chapter 9: Alternative Responses to the Trial Process

Please contact the Commission if you require this publication in an alternative format.

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Place of publication: 
Melbourne
Publisher : 
Victorian Law Reform Commission
Date published: 
01 Sep 2001
Number of pages: 
216

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