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Carnal knowledge : rape on trial

Author: Sue Lees
Publisher: London : Women's Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. and updated edView all editions and formats
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Drawing on the testimonies of women, many who have never before spoken out, this book uncovers the fraudulence of the view that women are increasingly crying rape when they simply regret what has happened the night before.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lees, Sue.
Carnal knowledge.
London : Women's Press, 2002
(OCoLC)754580410
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sue Lees
ISBN: 0704347539 9780704347533
OCLC Number: 49551791
Notes: Previous edition: London : Hamish Hamilton, 1996.
Description: xlvii, 304 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Women Speak Out --
Ch. 2. Gang Rape: The Unreported Crime --
Ch. 3. Rape Masquerading as Seduction --
Ch. 4. Justice Imbalanced --
Ch. 5. Sexual Reputation and Credibility --
Ch. 6. Serial Acquaintance Rapists Set Free --
Ch. 7. Problems of the Adversarial System --
Ch. 8. Challenging the Stereotypes of Rapists --
Ch. 9. Reforming the Police and the Judiciary --
App. 1. Rape Conviction Rates 1985-2000 --
App. 2. Summary of Four Research Projects --
App. 3. Changes of the law 1956-2001.
Responsibility: Sue Lees.

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In this title, Sue Lees explodes the myths about rape that permeate popular opinion, the press and the legal system. Based on research involving victims' accounts of their experiences, she draws on  Read more...

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'A clarion call for reform' Baroness Helena Kennedy QC

 
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