Cookies?
Library Header Image
LSE Research Online LSE Library Services

Rape: challenging contemporary thinking

Horvath, Miranda and Brown, Jennifer, eds. (2009) Rape: challenging contemporary thinking. Willan Publishing, Cullompton, UK. ISBN 9781843925194

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

Rape remains one of the most controversial issues within criminal justice and receives high profile coverage internationally. Despite the many changes there have been to the law, practice and procedure in the investigation of rape allegations, and support available for victims, victims are routinely blamed for their victimization. Only a very small number of perpetrators ever face prosecution, let alone conviction. This book aims to take stock of current thinking and research about rape and the way it is handled in practice within the criminal justice system, and to challenge some of the widely held but inaccurate beliefs about rape. It brings together leading researchers in the field from psychology, sociology and law, considering new research and presenting new data from a strong theoretical and contextual base. The main focus of the book is on adult victims of rape, with chapters exploring such issues as rape and the media, the use of alcohol and drugs in rape, police decision making on rape cases, conviction patterns in rape trials, and interviewing victims of rape and sexual assault.

Item Type: Book
Official URL: http://www.routledge.com/books/willan/
Additional Information: © 2009 Editors and contributors
Divisions: Social Policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Research centres and groups > Mannheim Centre for Criminology
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2013 09:41
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2020 00:25
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/54722

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item