The Jamaica Sexual Offences Amendment Bill (1995): Revealing the gender of the law

Deidre Powell

The Caribbean legislature has attempted to expand and adapt the laws of their jurisdiction to meet the needs and demands of an everchanging and ever-enduring society.  Jamaica has tried to grasp the finishing line on that most controversial and much talked about issue - rape.  This paper is an analysis of the recent "Sexual Offences Amendment Bill" of Jamaica, in so much as it pertains to the issue of rape.  The arguments put forward by the writr are inciteful towards that end, and she concludes that continued vigilance is still needed for the Act to truly encompass the intentions of its creators.
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