"And always keep a-hold of nurse, for fear of finding something worse": challenging rape myths in the courtroom

Temkin, Jennifer (2010) "And always keep a-hold of nurse, for fear of finding something worse": challenging rape myths in the courtroom. New Criminal Law Review, 13 (4). pp. 710-734. ISSN 1933-4192

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Abstract

Radical reform of the law of rape and the evidential rules surrounding it, changes in police procedures, the setting up of Sexual Assault Referral Centres and many other initiatives to assist victims in England and Wales, whilst entirely worthwhile in themselves, have achieved disappointing results in terms of boosting conviction rates. It is now acknowledged that more needs to be done to tackle the attitudinal problem that exists in society at large as well as in the courtroom with respect to rape cases. Tis article considers the value of judicial directions as one strategy for achieving this goal.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
Depositing User: Jennifer Temkin
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 19:29
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2012 14:22
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/20768
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