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LAW 405D (3 credits) – Topics in Criminal Law: Sexual Assault

Course Description (from course website):

In this course students seek to understand and critically evaluate the most recent developments in the criminal law of sexual assault in the context of the historical development of the law of rape in Canada and abroad. The course considers, using a feminist framework, recent developments in the procedural and substantive law of criminal sexual offenses, including: causes and effects of sexual assault; the definition of consent and mistaken belief in consent; failure to disclose HIV status; sexual history evidence; access to complainants’ counseling records; racism and sexual assault; the sexual assault of women with disabilities; prostitution; and community notification provisions.

Course Link:

http://faculty.law.ubc.ca/cfls/feminist_legal_studies/law_courses.html

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