The Synthetic Necessary Truth Behind New Labour’s Criminalisation of Incest

  title={The Synthetic Necessary Truth Behind New Labour’s Criminalisation of Incest},
  author={J. Roffee},
  journal={Social & Legal Studies},
  pages={113 - 130}
  • J. Roffee
  • Published 2014
  • Sociology
  • Social & Legal Studies
  • Finlayson’s emergent rhetorical political analysis is used in this article to examine arguments made in support of the criminalisation of both consensual and non-consensual adult familial sexual activity, as part of a key governmental review and report on sexual offences (Setting the Boundaries (the Report)). The argument presented in this article is that a ‘synthetic necessary truth’ was created in the justification of the criminalisation of an activity that would otherwise be permissible… CONTINUE READING
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