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Rape trials in England and Wales : observing justice and rethinking rape myths

Author: Olivia Smith
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, Springer International Publishing AG, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In light of ongoing concerns about the treatment of survivors, [this book] examines court responses to rape and sexual assault. Using new data from an in-depth observational study of rape trials, this book asks why attempts to improve survivor experiences at court have not been fully effective. In doing so, Smith identifies deep-rooted barriers to survivor justice and, crucially, introduces potential avenues for  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: (GyWOH)har180207337
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Olivia Smith
ISBN: 9783319756738 3319756737
OCLC Number: 1037008892
Description: ix, 292 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Rape trial practicalities : delays, special measures, and the survivors' experience --
Rape myths and 'rational' ideas in sex offence trials --
Sexual history evidence in rape trials --
Stereotypes and adversarial justice in rape trials --
Cross-examination, fair trial, and survivor justice in rape --
Where next? : conclusions and considerations for the future of rape justice.
Responsibility: Olivia Smith.

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In light of ongoing concerns about the treatment of survivors, Rape Trials in England and Wales critically examines court responses to rape and sexual assault.  Read more...

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