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Rape Trials in England and Wales

Observing Justice and Rethinking Rape Myths

Authors: Smith, Olivia

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  • Draws upon 13 months of court observations to examine rape trials in England and Wales
  • Explores the ways in which the underlying contexts of the criminal justice system contribute to ongoing problems experienced by rape survivors
  • Reveals new theories as to why rape myths remain so pervasive even within the courts
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About this book

In light of ongoing concerns about the treatment of survivors, Rape Trials in England and Wales critically examines court responses to rape and sexual assault. Using new data from an in-depth observational study of rape trials, this book asks why attempts to improve survivor experiences at court have not been fully effective. In doing so, Smith identifies deep-rooted barriers to survivor justice and, crucially, introduces potential avenues for more effective reform. 
This book provides a comprehensive examination of the practicalities of court, use of rape myths and sexual history evidence, underlying principles of adversarial justice and the impact of inequalities embedded within English and Welsh legal culture. This engaging and highly significant study is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the criminal courts and their responses to rape, including practitioners and students of criminology, sociology, and law.  

About the authors

Olivia Smith is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Anglia Ruskin University, UK. Olivia has co-convened the British Sociological Association’s Violence Against Women Study Group and is working with women involved in prostitution at the Rahab Project.


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook $84.99
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Hardcover $149.99
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Softcover $109.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rape Trials in England and Wales
Book Subtitle
Observing Justice and Rethinking Rape Myths
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-75674-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-75674-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-75673-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-09295-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 292
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