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Pleasure and Danger: Sex and the Law - LAWS570

This unit examines the regulation of sex under the rubric of "pleasure and danger" to determine the fundamental principles informing law in this most intimate of areas. With a focus on the values of agency, capacity and autonomy, students will critically examine contemporary examples of legal regulation concerning consent, including cases of sexual assault, disease transmission, regulation of the internet and “underage sexting”, and contemporary debates about migration and “sexual slavery”. Students will be introduced to critical theories by which to assess relevant contemporary cases, legislation and other legal initiatives regulating sexual pleasure and danger in Australia and internationally.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Dr Kate Gleeson

(24cp in LAW or LAWS units) or (39cp at 100 level or above including LAWS260Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): LAW520, LAW570
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Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Macquarie Law School

Faculty of Arts

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