The book Sexual Violence: Myths, stereotypes and the legal system of the author dr. Ivana Radačić is the first book in Croatia that deals with the topic of sexual violence exploring the known and deeply rooted myths in the field of sexual delinquency as well as legislation and judicial practice.
There are three such myths: women want to be sexually possessed regardless of the circumstances, women are prone to lie and fantasize about sexual relations and women provoke rape.
On the basis of theoretical and empirical research, the author provides suggestions on how to remove these myths in future legislative changes, but much broader, applying the appropriate measures in order to change the perception of sexual violence in the political consciousness and awareness.
This book certainly falls into the work necessary for the national scientific and professional community. The reason for this is the importance of the theme that is for the last three decades, according to a scientific expert in international public reception, fundamentally transforming the existing theoretical insights on issues of sexual violence, particularly rape, by deconstructing myths and gender stereotypes as implicit barriersto the complex theoretical and normative approach to the problem and, consequently, the appropriate judicial solutions.
- ISBN: 978-953-7177-82-9
- Year of the edition: 2014
- Number of pages: 208
- Cover: paperback
- Dimensions: 130x210 mm