Addressing Rape Reform in Law and Practice

Addressing Rape Reform in Law and Practice

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The first comprehensive book on rape since Susan Brownmiller's Against Our Will and Susan Estrich's Real Rape, this volume probes every aspect of rape law and the discrepancies between ideal law (on the books) and real law (in action). Susan Caringella canvasses the success and failure of reform in the United States, as well as Australia, Britain, Canada, and New Zealand, and assesses alternative perspectives on rape reform, making use of theoretical models, court cases and statistical data. She uniquely delineates a creative model for change while addressing the discretion that undermines efforts at change. This includes charging the accused and plea bargaining, confronting a lack of transparency and accountability in implementing law, and acquiring funding for such changes.The state of Michigan enacted the earliest and most radical rape reform legislation in 1974. ... not accompanied by such aggravating circumstances.2 The codea#39;s other features, such as the removal of discriminatory requirements, are discussedanbsp;...


Title:Addressing Rape Reform in Law and Practice
Author: Susan Caringella
Publisher:Columbia University Press - 2009
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