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- J. Robert Lilly, Taken by Force: Rape and American GIs in Europe during World War II
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J. Robert Lilly, Taken by Force: Rape and American GIs in Europe during World War II
Robert Lilly. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, ISBN What emerges is the brutality, even bestiality of the crimes, especially when American soldiers reached Germany, and the disproportionate number of black GIs prosecuted and the relative harshness of their sentences compared to white soldiers. Lilly painstakingly delineates patterns of rape, the rapists, the victims, and the consequences of rape for both.
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It seems that you're in Germany. We have a dedicated site for Germany. Wartime rape has fascinated the public and various commentators for centuries yet few in-depth examinations of the subject exist. Behind-the-scenes legal battles over which soldiers should receive the death penalty while others went to prison, and what the public saw as unfair military justice conclude this extraordinary study of wartime rape. An internationally renowned criminologist, in recent years Lilly has examined the disproportionate use of capital punishment against black soldiers by the US military during World War II. In addition to his work on alternatives to traditional forms of incarceration, he has been a major contributor to the development and implementation of electronic monitoring in the US and Europe. Robert Lilly illuminates that even noble wars have disquieting collateral consequences.
Current capital punishment literature is overwhelmingly concerned with civilian executions. Overlooked is capital punishment by the non-civilian sector—the military. We conclude that racism exists in the process, but can only be understood through the context of its use. The Visiting Forces Act of permitted the American military to use capital punishment in England as a disciplinary tool to control a perceived danger: African-American troops socializing with British females, and the potential explosive violence between Caucasian and African-American troops. Most users should sign in with their email address. If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in.
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Robert Lilly that examines the issue of rape by U. Taken by Force explores the patterns of rapes committed by US servicemen during the Second World War between the years of and ,  as well as the reaction of the American army in response to the crimes. The book draws upon court records, newspaper articles, and trial transcripts, covering the 14, rapes that Lilly estimated, using a formula created by Leon Radzinowicz , which occurred in Britain, France, and Germany at the hands of US soldiers. Chapter 2 covers "explanations for sexual violence during war", which includes discussion about rape being used as a "tool of genocide ", as an "inherent feature of military culture", and as a "means of revenge. Chapters 3, 4, and 5 consecutively act as "analyses of rape and rape prosecutions" in the countries of England, France, and Germany and how the number of rapes in each country differs because of views American soldiers held toward the civilian population in each country.
Recent conflicts such as those in Bosnia and Rwanda, where sexual violence against women was used as an instrument of warfare, have raised public awareness of the complex war-time interactions between local women and foreign soldiers. While the topic has only recently surfaced as an area of political interest, the phenomenon is not new. The soldier might be seen as an enemy or ally. Often, children fathered by foreign or enemy soldiers become victims of social harassment e. Often they fail to receive the social benefits available for other children of single parents such as the children of American soldiers in occupied Germany.