Rape Law Reform: A Grassroots Revolution and Its Impact

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byCassia Spohn, Julie Horney

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This unique study assesses the impact of law reforms on the reporting, processing, and evaluation of rape cases across six urban jurisdictions. The data and its analysis will provide an invaluable source for feminists, legal scholars, social scientists, and all others concerned with the efficacy of rape reform legislation.

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This unique study assesses the impact of law reforms on the reporting, processing, and evaluation of rape cases across six urban jurisdictions. The data and its analysis will provide an invaluable source for feminists, legal scholars, social scientists, and all others concerned with the efficacy of rape reform legislation.

Format:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0 inPublisher:Springer US

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ISBN - 10:0306442841

ISBN - 13:9780306442841

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The Rape Reform Movement. Rape Law Reform in Six Jurisdictions. Contextual Differences and Case Processing Variations. Instrumental Effects of the Reforms. Officials' Evaluations of Rape Cases. Officials' Attitudes Toward Sexual History Evidence. The Limits of Legal Reforms. Index.