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The age of the victim and offender

The age of the victim and offender

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The current social structure is centered on an archaic patriarchal ideology which has been a cause of oppression of womankind in Sri Lanka. This is clearly reflected in the increasing number of crime incidents against women. Rape is one such crime which causes physical and mental injury. Justice for the victims demands legal protection and assistan...

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... being whether the prosecution should prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the perpetrator has engaged in penetration with the women without her consent. In this study it was found, that in 8 cases the victim was a girl child who was below 16 year (Table 6). In the 2 cases, where the victim was between age 16 and 18 years (Table 6), the prosecution had to prove both actus reus and mens rea (the fault element) beyond any reasonable doubt. ...
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... this study it was found, that in 8 cases the victim was a girl child who was below 16 year (Table 6). In the 2 cases, where the victim was between age 16 and 18 years (Table 6), the prosecution had to prove both actus reus and mens rea (the fault element) beyond any reasonable doubt. It shows that female children between age 16 and 18 were not given the status of child. ...