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Introduction to the issue of rape in China as a developing country

Qihua Ye

in International approaches to rape

Published by Policy Press

Published in print April 2011 | ISBN: 9781847426208
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302629 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847426208.003.0004
Introduction to the issue of rape in China as a developing country

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This chapter discusses how rape is one of the most serious crimes in Chinese criminal law. Rape is classed as the sex crime of raping women, but also of forcing young girls to work as prostitutes, licentiousness, prostitution, incest, spreading pornographic videos and photos, and spreading sexually transmitted infections. Rape is considered a serious crime as it affects victims' health in both body and mind, as mentioned above. It can also lead to pregnancy of victims and to sexually transmitted infections.

Keywords: serious crime; Chinese criminal law; prostitutes; licentiousness; incest; pornographic videos; pregnancy; sexually transmitted infections

Chapter.  8795 words. 

Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology

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