Bound hand and foot

Bound hand and foot

Abuse and misunderstandings in BDSM-scenes and adequacy of justice and aid arrangements (full text only available in Dutch)

Summary

The Minister of Security and Justice has asked, in response to a concrete case, for a study of possible abuses in the world of sadomasochism or, as practitioners nowadays use to say, BDSM. This abbreviation includes the phenomena bondage, discipline, dominance, submission, sadism and masochism. The terms BDSM and SM are often used as synonyms for each other and stand for a sexual preference and a form of sexual expression that, under the assumption of mutual consent, makes use of physical constraints imposed, intense nerve impulses and fantasies of power play. The study focuses on five research themes, namely:

  1. Nature and extent of BDSM practice in the Netherlands.
  2. Extent, nature and consequences of BDSM abuses in the Netherlands and the involvement of young and/or vulnerable people.
  3. udicial framework in regard to BDSM in the Netherlands and neighboring countries.
  4. Available care in case of BDSM abuses in the Netherlands and neighboring countries.
  5. Functioning of the Dutch system in case of BDSM abuses.

Publication data

Author(s):
Kruize, P., Gruter, P.
Organization(s):
Ateno Bureau voor criminaliteitsanalyse, WODC
Place of publication:
Amsterdam
Publisher:
Ateno
Year of publication:
2014
ISBN:
978-94-91534-07-2

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Ateno - Bureau voor Criminaliteitsanalyse
Phone:
020-7850799
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bureau@ateno.nl
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www.ateno.nl