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Rape and the Legal Process

Jennifer Temkin


Public disquiet has been intermittently but vehemently expressed about the crime of rape and the way it is handled by the criminal justice system. But in the 21st century the legal process still fails to provide an adequate response to sexual violation and abuse. This book examines some of the difficulties which this crime presents and analyses in detail how the legal system could and should be addressing them. Central issues considered include the experience of rape victims, their treatment by the police and the courts, and the inadequacies of the present law and the rules of evidence surroun ... More

Keywords: legal process, sexual violation, sexual abuse, rape victims, evidence, legal representation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780198763550
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198763550.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jennifer Temkin, author
University of Sussex