In recent months there has been an animated public conversation around issues of sexual violence. Many people feel that the increased media attention on sexual violence is a positive thing, because it creates a much-needed focus on a crucial problem. Others have expressed concern that, in fact, this public attention reflects a kind of “rape hysteria” – a “moral panic” which is misrepresenting rape as an epidemic.
Some of Elaine’s other work has also been noted in the G&M and the Law Times recently – her paper Examining the Websites of Canada’s ‘Top Sex Crime Lawyers’: The Ethical Parameters of Online Commercial Expression by the Criminal Defence Bar is referenced here (G&M) and here (Law Times). She will be at Osgoode to discuss this work Friday January 30th. Watch this space!