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Myths about myths? A commentary on Thomas (2020) and the question of jury rape myth acceptance

Daly, Ellen, Smith, Olivia, Bows, Hannah, Brown, Jennifer ORCID: 0000-0002-6395-0244, Chalmers, James, Cowan, Sharon, Horvath, Miranda, Leverick, Fiona, Lovett, Jo, Munro, Vanessa and Willmott, Dominic (2023) Myths about myths? A commentary on Thomas (2020) and the question of jury rape myth acceptance. Journal of Gender-Based Violence, 7 (1). 189 - 200. ISSN 2398-6808

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Identification Number: 10.1332/239868021X16371459419254

Abstract

This commentary responds to claims that research by Cheryl Thomas ‘shows’ no problem with rape myths in English and Welsh juries. We critique the claim on the basis of ambiguous survey design, a false distinction between ‘real’ jurors and other research participants, the conflation of attitudes in relation to abstract versus applied rape myths, and misleading interpretation of the data. Ultimately, we call for a balanced appraisal of individual studies by contextualising them against the wider literature.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://bristoluniversitypressdigital.com/view/jou...
Additional Information: © 2023 Centre for Gender and Violence Research, University of Bristol.
Divisions: Social Policy
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2023 12:21
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2024 16:45
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/118329

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