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Synen på våldtäkt: Utifrån den synvinkel som fanns hos statens offentliga utredning kring sexualbrott 1976, SOU 1976:9
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The View on Rape : From the Viewpoint of the Governmentally Initiated Commission Regarding Sexual Offences 1976, SOU 1976:9 (English)
Abstract [en]

This study is based on a proposition about the legislation regarding sexual offences prepared by a commission initiated by the Swedish government in 1972 which was presented in 1976. The purpose of this study has been to ascertain the commissions views on rape based on their representation of the problem, their presuppositions and assumptions regarding it and future consequences in behavior for victims and offenders of the crime. The key results of this study is that the commission regarded the “problem” of the then current legislation to be non-consistently with the time being. In their opinion the legislation needed to be loosened from its moral strings and be adjusted to the “new” sexually liberal era. The study has furthermore shown that the commission had a clear picture of rape as consistent of different victims and different perpetrators regarding the prevailing situation. Depending on factors such as gender, social class and generation the commission pointed out certain women likely be sexually assaulted and certain men likely to be rapists. Consequences of this being that certain women were regarded as jointly responsible in case of being subject to rape. These women were led to the perception that they, in the future, had to avoid a certain behavior if they did not want to risk being raped. Rather than the victims of rape perpetrators benefited by the suggested new legislation since their crimes were looked upon more mildly than before and they were not themselves fully responsible for the offence.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 45 p.
Keyword [en]
rape, governmental commission, legislation regarding sexual offences, crime victims, perpetrators of sexual assault
Keyword [sv]
våldtäkt, statlig utredning, lagstiftning rörande sexualbrott, brottsoffer, våldtäktsförövare
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-25211OAI: diva2:614618
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Teacher Education Programme for Upper Secondary School, 300/330 credits
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2013-04-05 Created: 2013-04-05 Last updated: 2013-04-05Bibliographically approved

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