Without consent: confronting adult sexual violence


This conference followed the screening of the ABC TV documentary "Without consent" which highlighted the devastating effect that sexual assault has on the lives of victims. Papers presented are divided into four sections: the background to rape; its effects on survivors; characteristics of rapists; and prevention and change.

Proceedings of a conference held 27-29 October 1992


  • Foreword

    Patricia Weiser Easteal
  • Introductory address

    Sally Brown

Part 1: Overview

  • Introduction to part 1: Overview
  • Without consent: the aims, the insights, the aftermath

    David Goldie
  • Rape and 'real rape'

    Joanne Spangaro
  • Beliefs about rape: a national survey

    Dr Patricia Weiser Easteal
  • Patterns of rape: a preliminary Queensland perspective

    Amanda Moran
  • Only a witness

    Lynette Byrnes and Susan Kendall

Part 2: The survivors

  • Introduction to part 2: The survivors
  • Survivors of sexual assault: a national survey

    Dr Patricia Weiser Easteal
  • No real harm done: sexual assault and the criminal justice system

    Donna Stuart
  • Victim reactions during rape/sexual assault: a preliminary study of the immobility response and its correlates

    Grace Galliano, Linda M. Noble, Carol Puechl and Linda A. Travis
  • Understanding women's rape experiences and fears

    Analise Poropat
  • Sexual assault and HIV/AIDS: the implications

    Esma Polkinghorne
  • Sexual assault: issues for Aboriginal women

    Carol Thomas
  • Crossing the last frontier: problems facing Aboriginal women victims of rape in central Australia

    Jane Lloyd and Nanette Rogers
  • Sexual assault: a public responsibility

    Raquel Aldunate
  • Judicial vision: rape, prostitution and the 'chaste woman'

    Jocelynne Scutt
  • Rape and the sex industry

    Keith Gilbert
  • Violence against women in the church community: Project Anna

    Anne Hall and Helen Last
  • Sexual violence against intellectually disabled victims

    Associate Professor Susan Hayes
  • Strip searches: sexual assault by the state

    Amanda George
  • Sexual assault of males

    Peter Poropat and Dr Wendell Rosevear

Part 3: About the rapist

  • Introduction to part 3: About the rapist
  • What is it about men that makes them do the things they do?

    Ronald Frey and Peter Douglas
  • Sexual offenders and pornography: a causal connection?

    Marlene Goldsmith
  • The treatment of rapists: a measure of prevention

    Denise Cull
  • Who is the rapist? A series of case studies

    Mark Crake
  • Profiling the rapist: the prediction of dangerousness

    Dr William Glaser
  • Professional responsibility for sexual violence: a study of self-interest, mythology and exculpation

    Stephen Wallace

Part 4: Prevention and change

  • Introduction to part 4: Prevention and change
  • Rape prevention: combatting the myths

    Dr Patricia Weiser Easteal
  • Preventing adult sexual assault: violence, gender and power, and the role of education

    Irene Tomaszewski
  • Talking to men in the workplace about sexual assault against women

    Bob Pease and J. Carlos Velazquez
  • Rape, resistance and women's rights of self-defence

    Dr Gail Reekie and Professor Paul Wilson
  • Towards changing procedures and attitudes in sexual assault cases

    Melanie Heenan and Helen McKelvie
  • Legislating to change social attitudes: the significance of Section 37(a) of the Victorian Crimes Act 1958

    Bernadette McSherry
  • Sexual offence intelligence: proactive approaches for police

    Dr John W. Scheffer
  • Sexual assault: the police investigation perspective

    Detective Inspector Dannye Moloney
  • Without consent: confronting adult sexual violence, Melbourne, 27-29 October 1992: recommendations of the conference