Rape and the Culture of the Courtroom [electronic resource].
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- New York : NYU Press, 1999.
- Critical America Series
Critical America Series
1 online resource (222 p.)
- Rape -- United States.
Adversary system (Law) -- United States.
Law reform -- United States.
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Rape -- United States. (search)
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- Rape law reform has been a stunning failure. Defense lawyers persist in emphasizing victims' characters over defendants' behavior. Reform's goals of increasing rape report and conviction rates have generally not been achieved. In Rape and the Culture of the Courtroom , Andrew Taslitz locates the cause of rape reform failure in the language lawyers use, and the cultural stories upon which they draw to dominate rape victims in the courtroom. Cultural stories about rape, Taslitz argues, such as the provocatively dressed woman ""asking for it,"" are at the root of many unconscious prejudices that
- Contents; Acknowledgments; Note to the Reader; Introduction; I Patriarchal Stories; 1 Cultural Rape Narratives; 2 Cultural Rape Narratives in the Courtroom; 3 A Fair Fight; II Lawyers' Language in the Courtroom; 4 Gendered Language; 5 Lawyers' Language and the Rape Trial; III Feminist Evidence Law; 6 Market Failure; 7 Group Voices; Conclusion; Notes; Index; About the Author
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