It takes two to tango, but three to commit adultery: A survey of the law on adultery in post-colonial South Pacific states

Corrin, Jennifer (2012) It takes two to tango, but three to commit adultery: A survey of the law on adultery in post-colonial South Pacific states. International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family, 26 2: 187-219. doi:10.1093/lawfam/ebs002

Attached Files (Some files may be inaccessible until you login with your UQ eSpace credentials)
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads

Author Corrin, Jennifer
Title It takes two to tango, but three to commit adultery: A survey of the law on adultery in post-colonial South Pacific states
Journal name International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1360-9939
1464-3707
Publication date 2012-08-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1093/lawfam/ebs002
Volume 26
Issue 2
Start page 187
End page 219
Total pages 33
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Oxford University Press
Language eng
Abstract Adultery appears to provide a common link between divorce regimes. However, this does not necessarily mean that the rationale for the demonizing of adultery is the same in different parts of the world or that it is treated the same way in matrimonial regimes or under criminal laws. This article looks at the law of adultery in the South Pacific and seeks to place it in its historical and social context. It commences by exploring the historical approaches to adultery in selected South Pacific countries, with some reference to the development of the law in England, where most State law in this field originated. The article then looks at how adultery is treated under headings formed by the three legal responses to adultery: divorce; compensation; and criminal sanction, and the common law and customary law stances on each of these responses are compared. The article concludes with some comments on the significance of the similarities and differences highlighted in the article for law reform and the practice of transplantation.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2013 Collection
TC Beirne School of Law Publications
 
Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 0 times in Thomson Reuters Web of Science Article
Scopus Citation Count Cited 0 times in Scopus Article
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Created: Wed, 05 Sep 2012, 01:34:37 EST by Carmen Buttery on behalf of T.C. Beirne School of Law