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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Sex Crimes on Trial

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Beverley BrownLecturer in Law, University of Edinburgh, Lynn JamisonSenior Lecturer in Sociology, University of Edinburgh, Michele BurmanLecturer in Sociology, University of Aberdeen

ISBN13: 9780748604081
ISBN: 0748604081
Published: November 1993
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

Victims of rape can be subjected to an intense scrutiny of their sexual history and sexual character once the case is brought to court. In 1985, legislation was passed in Scotland to control the amount of such evidence and the way it is used in court. This book looks back over the last eight years and assesses the impact the legislation has had on the conduct of rape trials in Scotland. It combines socio-legal analysis with empirical evidence and argues that the Scottish experience has much to show other systems.

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