Learning Objectives

After reading and studying this chapter, you should be able to

➤ Explain the difference between common law rape and modern sexual assault statutes

➤ Distinguish between force and lack of consent

➤ Define statutory rape

➤ Define sexting

➤ Explain the purpose of rape shield laws

➤ List the elements of common law robbery

➤ Distinguish between common law assault and battery and modern assault statutes