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Rape and Attrition in the Legal Process: a comparative analysis of five countries

Bouhours, Brigitte; Daly, Kathleen


Despite legal reforms, there has been little improvement in police, prosecutor, and court handling of rape and sexual assault. In the past 15 years in Australia, Canada, England and Wales, Scotland, and the United States, victimization surveys show that 14 percent of sexual violence victims report the offense to the police. Of these, 30 percent proceed to prosecution, 20 percent are adjudicated in court, 12.5 percent are convicted of any sexual offense, and 6.5 percent are convicted of the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Crime and Justice: a review of research


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