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Rape and the Criminal Justice System

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ISBN13: 9781855216709
ISBN: 1855216701
Published: October 1995
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

This work examines the ways in which the criminal justice system deals with rape and its after-effects in the victim (PTSD - post traumatic stress disorder). Considerable coverage is given to research findings in the United States, findings of the police themselves and other investigations.

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Part 1 Effects of rape: rape trauma syndrome, A. Burgess and L. Holstrom; victim and crime factors associated with the development of crime related post-traumatic stress disorder, Kilpatrick et al.
Part 2 Statistics: on the prevalence of rape in the United States, A. Johnson; the scope of rape - incidence and prevalence of sexual aggression and victimization in a national sample of higher education students, M. Koss et al; sexual victimization among Auckland University students - how much and who does it, N. Gavey; the phantom epidemic of sexual assault, N. Gilbert.
Part 3 Reporting: the classic rape - when do victims report, L. Williams; contrasting perspectives on the nature of sexual assault, Yurchesyn et al; a note on the attrition of rape cases, R. Wright; police officers' definitions of rape - a prototype study, B. Krahe.
Part 4 Date rape: Palm Beach stories, S. Estrich; rape in feminist eyes, N. Podhoretz.
Part 5 Media: the changing face of rape, K. Soothill.
Part 6 Law: Sir Thomas West and the statute of rapes 1382, J.B. Post; rape and rape laws - sexism in society and law, C.E. Le Grand; the offence of rape in the Islamic law of Pakistan, R. Mehdi; beyond the ""thorny question"", feminism, Foucault and the desexualization of rape, V. Bell; to have and to hold - the marital rape exemption and the Fourteenth Amendment; the problem of domestic rape, G. Williams; regulating sexual history evidence - the limits of discretionary legislation, J. Temkin; the rape corroboration requirement - repeal not reform; the repeal of the requirement of corroboration in sex offences - a symbolic victory or a symbolic defeat for the feminist movement, L. Sebba; assisting the jury in understanding victimization - expert psychological testimony on battered woman syndrome and rape trauma syndrome, S. Murphy; rape law reform and instrumental change in six urban jurisdictions, J. Horney and C. Spohn.