Rape or consent? Effects of the new rape legislation on legal reasoning and practice
The Swedish rape legislation reform in 2017 adopted a requirement of voluntariness (popularly “consent”). This project is the first to study the new rape legislation and the dynamics between it and institutionalised legal culture. The aim is to study the application of the rape law from a combined feminist and emotion-sociological perspective, focusing on the emotive-cognitive reasoning of prosecutors, judges and lawyers about the law and its implications.