Crossing the line: why the royal commission examined initiation rituals and defence abuse

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Abstract

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has recently heard testimonies of junior military personnel who were subjected to brutality and sexual violence while serving as recruits. The testimonies highlighted the age-old military tradition of initiation ceremonies and their place in building morale.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
PublisherThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2016

Keywords

  • sexual violence
  • military personnel
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Royal Commission
  • military culture
  • Australian Defence Force
  • ADF
  • military life
  • Military initiation
  • fraternal rituals

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