Episode 6: Is S&M sex illegal?

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If you engage in consensual sadomasochistic sex could you actually be found guilty of assault?

The case of R v Brown is one of the most hotly debated criminal decisions in legal history.

WARNING: this episode contains descriptions of acts of a sexual nature, a violent nature, and suicide. Listener discretion is advised.

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Episode notes

Storytellers: Dr Jamie Walvisch & Dr Caroline Henckels, Monash Law School

Hosts: Dr Melissa Castan & James Pattison

Topics for law nerds: Criminal law, assault, consent, rape, defences, EU law, courts, trials.

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MUSIC IN THIS EPISODE
'Secret Of 3rd Planet' by Cutside
'Showdown' by how the night came
'Murmuration' by Silicon Transmitter