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Prosecuting Rape Victims While Rapists Run Free: The Consequences of Police Failure to Investigate Sex Crimes in Britain and the United States.

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dc.contributor.author Avalos, Lisa
dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-18T21:10:26Z
dc.date.available 2018-02-18T21:10:26Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Avalos, Lisa. (2016). Prosecuting Rape Victims While Rapists Run Free: The Consequences of Police Failure to Investigate Sex Crimes in Britain and the United States. Michigan Journal of Gender and Law, 23(1), 1-64. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.law.umich.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1054&context=mjgl
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11990/698
dc.description.abstract Imagine that a close friend is raped, and you encourage her to report it to the police. At first, she thinks that the police are taking her report seriously, but the investigation does not seem to move forward. The next thing she knows, they accuse her of lying and ultimately file charges against her. You and your friend are in shock; this outcome never entered your minds. This nightmare may seem inconceivable, but it has in fact occurred repeatedly in both the United States and Britain - countries that are typically lauded for their high levels of gender equality. In Britain, where perverting the course of justice is a serious crime with a potential term of life in prison, many rape complainants have been sent to prison for two and three year terms. This five-part Article analyzes this problem and sets out recommendations for legal reform. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Sexual Assault en_US
dc.subject Policy en_US
dc.subject Law en_US
dc.subject Evidence-based Practices en_US
dc.subject International en_US
dc.title Prosecuting Rape Victims While Rapists Run Free: The Consequences of Police Failure to Investigate Sex Crimes in Britain and the United States. en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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