Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/613572
Title:
SEXUAL ASSAULT: PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS WITHIN THE LEGAL SYSTEM
Author:
SCHAMBERG, ANNA
Issue Date:
2016
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Sexual assault is prevalent and persistent throughout the United States. Despite how often sexual assaults occur, it remains difficult to prosecute attackers. It is well documented that current sexual assault laws vary throughout the United States. By examining sexual assault statistics and sexual assault laws, this thesis seeks to show how current laws on rape and sexual assault hamper prosecution. As national discourse on sexual assault arises, more organizations attempt to find solutions. The State of California has passed a bill that requires affirmative consent and the American Legal Institute is in the process of updating the Model Penal Code on sexual assault. This thesis examines the possible impact of these changes to sexual assault law. I will suggest, in addition to these changes, there needs to be federal guidelines for police departments to follow when investigating sexual assault claims and a standard, national definition of consent.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.A.
Degree Level:
Bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Rosati, Connie

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleSEXUAL ASSAULT: PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS WITHIN THE LEGAL SYSTEMen_US
dc.creatorSCHAMBERG, ANNAen
dc.contributor.authorSCHAMBERG, ANNAen
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractSexual assault is prevalent and persistent throughout the United States. Despite how often sexual assaults occur, it remains difficult to prosecute attackers. It is well documented that current sexual assault laws vary throughout the United States. By examining sexual assault statistics and sexual assault laws, this thesis seeks to show how current laws on rape and sexual assault hamper prosecution. As national discourse on sexual assault arises, more organizations attempt to find solutions. The State of California has passed a bill that requires affirmative consent and the American Legal Institute is in the process of updating the Model Penal Code on sexual assault. This thesis examines the possible impact of these changes to sexual assault law. I will suggest, in addition to these changes, there needs to be federal guidelines for police departments to follow when investigating sexual assault claims and a standard, national definition of consent.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
thesis.degree.nameB.A.en
thesis.degree.levelBachelorsen
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplinePhilosophy, Politics, Economics, and Lawen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorRosati, Connieen
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