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dc.date.available2018-03-20T23:31:32Z
dc.date.created2017-10-31T09:37:20Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationBitsch, Anne Klemetsen, Marit Elisabeth . The legal grading of sexual citizenship: sentencing practices in Norwegian rape cases. Gender, Place & Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography. 2017, 24(2), 174-188
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10852/60785
dc.description.abstractThis article maps and discusses the legal processing of rape cases in Norwegian appellate courts. Drawing on data from a multivariate regression analysis and a qualitative frame analysis, we examine the significance of space, accuser-convict prior relationship, the social context, accuser-convict marital relationship status, and convict racial background for grading of sentences in rape cases. The data-set consists of 176 rape cases that were processed in 2011 and 2012. Excluding acquittals and controlling for the application of relevant legal provisions, we find that sentences are reduced by 30% if the rape occurs in a private space as opposed to a public space. If the rape occurs at a party or is committed by a perpetrator who is a member of a racial majority, we find that sentences are reduced by 20%. A prior relationship between the victim and the perpetrator reduces sentencing by 18%. Results regarding victims of marital rape are inconclusive. The study concludes that sentencing is stratified according to the public/private divide, prior relationship, social context and race. Despite progress made on behalf of victims of domestic violence and a gradual implementation of stricter sentencing in line with legislative intentions, the legal processing of rape cases is permeated by race and gender discrimination. The final version of this research has been published in Gender, Place and Culture. © 2017 Taylor & Francisen_US
dc.languageEN
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis
dc.titleThe legal grading of sexual citizenship: sentencing practices in Norwegian rape casesen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.creator.authorBitsch, Anne
dc.creator.authorKlemetsen, Marit Elisabeth
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cristin.unitnameSenter for tverrfaglig kjønnsforskning
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dc.identifier.cristin1509153
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dc.identifier.jtitleGender, Place & Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography
dc.identifier.volume24
dc.identifier.issue2
dc.identifier.startpage174
dc.identifier.endpage188
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0966369X.2017.1298572
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-63424
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dc.type.peerreviewedPeer reviewed
dc.source.issn0966-369X
dc.identifier.fulltextFulltext https://www.duo.uio.no/bitstream/handle/10852/60785/6/CGPC-2016-0063.R1-Bitsch-FINAL-.pdf
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