Rape myths and misconceptions

Press/Media: Research

Description

Nigel Booth's article in the Law Society Gazette references Dominic Willmott's doctoral research on jurors' decision-making behaviour in rape trials.

Period21 Dec 2018

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Media coverage

  • TitleRape myths and misconceptions
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletThe Law Society Gazette
    Media typePrint
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date21/12/18
    DescriptionWhat if I told you that some jurors do not decide cases on the evidence that they hear, but instead on entrenched prejudices and stereotypes that they cannot shake? That as far as those jurors are concerned, the calling of evidence does nothing more than pay lip-service to the concept of a fair trial? Would you be shocked that people could be convicted and imprisoned on the basis of prejudiced and stereotyped jury attitudes? Except that it’s not defendants who are at risk; instead the biases operate against women complainants in rape cases.
    URLhttps://www.lawgazette.co.uk/commentary-and-opinion/rape-myths-and-misconceptions/5068719.article
    PersonsDominic Willmott