Taken By Force: Rape And American Gis In Europe During World War Ii by J. LillyTaken By Force: Rape And American Gis In Europe During World War Ii by J. Lilly

Taken By Force: Rape And American Gis In Europe During World War Ii

byJ. Lilly

Hardcover | September 6, 1994

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Wartime rape has fascinated the public and various commentators for centuries yet few in-depth examinations of the subject exist. The offenders here are US soldiers from World War II - the 'greatest generation ever.' Highly readable and impeccably documented, this book focuses not only on information found in once-confidential official documents, but allows the reader to hear the voices of the accused and their victims. 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.
J. ROBERT LILLY is Regents Professor of Sociology/Criminology at Northern Kentucky University. 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...
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Title:Taken By Force: Rape And American Gis In Europe During World War IiFormat:HardcoverDimensions:235 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.75 inPublished:September 6, 1994Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:023050647X

ISBN - 13:9780230506473

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Table of Contents

Preface; F.Virgili Introduction The Crime Wartime Rape England: White Women France: Breaking and Entering Germany: Operation Plunder Punishment and Context: Wartime Justice Epilogue