"that every man is to be presumed to be sane, and...
that to establish a defense on the ground of insanity, it must be clearly proved that, at the time of the committing of the act, the party accused was laboring under such a defect of reason, from disease of the mind, as not to know the nature and quality of the act he was doing; or if he did know it, that he did not know he was doing what was wrong." have been a standard test for criminal liability in relation to mentally disordered defendants in common law jurisdictions ever since, with some minor adjustments.
It does not specify whether recorded means reported, brought to trial, or convicted.
Each entry is based on that country's definition of rape, which varies widely throughout the world.
due to laws against premarital sex), and doubt in local law enforcement.All these offenses are gender neutral and applicable in marriage.The laws in Australia have evolved from the English common law offense of rape, but have gradually changed, especially in the late 20th century.However, it is unethical for a psychiatrist to offer a professional opinion unless he or she has conducted an examination and has been granted proper authorization for such a statement.Statistics on rape and other sexual assaults are commonly available in industrialized countries, and are becoming more common throughout the world.
Inconsistent definitions of rape, different rates of reporting, recording, prosecution and conviction for rape create controversial statistical disparities, and lead to accusations that many rape statistics are unreliable or misleading.