Rape and the Criminal Trial: Reconceptualising the Courtroom as an Affective Assemblage by Anna Carline
English | PDF,EPUB | 2020 | 153 Pages | ISBN : 303038683X | 2.64 MB
This book explores the shortcomings of the criminal justice system’s response to sexual violence. Despite a plethora of legal and policy reforms, concerns remain regarding the conviction rates for rape and the extent to which cases fall out of the system. Ample research has highlighted the ongoing impact of ‘rape myths’ and the presence of an ‘implementation gap’ whereby policies, provisions and measures — proposed in order to improve the system’s response — are frequently not brought into practice, nor utilised as expected.