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NCJ Number: 31110 Find in a Library
Title: RAPE VICTIM AND DUE PROCESS
Journal: CASE AND COMMENT  Volume:80  Issue:6  Dated:(NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 1975)  Pages:3-16
Author(s): A BLUMBERG; C BOHMER
Corporate Author: Lawyers Co-Operative Publishing Co
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 14
Sponsoring Agency: Lawyers Co-Operative Publishing Co
Rochester, NY 14603
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: DISCUSSION OF THE TRAUMA SUFFERED BY THE RAPE VICTIM IN HER CONTACT WITH THE LEGAL SYSTEM.
Abstract: FROM THEIR STUDY OF 17 CASES OF RAPE THAT WENT TO COURT, THE AUTHORS IDENTIFY SOME OF THE PROCEDURES THAT ARE LIKELY TO PROVE EMBARRASSING OR PAINFUL TO RAPE VICTIMS. THESE ASPECTS OF THE PROCESSING OF RAPE VICTIMS ARE SKEPTICAL POLICE OFFICERS, INDIFFERENT PROSECUTORS, CONTINUANCES AND DELAYS, THE DOUBTING OF THE VICTIM'S REPUTATION AND CREDIBILITY, A SEEMINGLY REMOTE AND INDIFFERENT JUDGE, EMBARRASSING DIRECT EXAMINATION, HARSH AND SKIPTICAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS, AND FRUSTRATING CROSS EXAMINATION.
Index Term(s): Judicial process; Prosecution; Rape; Right to Due Process; Victimology
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