The Rape Reform Movement
In the past twenty years, we have witnessed a virtual revolution in rape law in the United States. Traditional rape laws have been repealed or modified and evidentiary reforms have been enacted in all 50 states. In this chapter, we summarize the criticisms of traditional rape law. We also discuss the rape reform movement, focusing on the four most common reforms and their predicted effects.
KeywordsSexual Conduct Sexual Assault Rape Victim Conviction Rate Appellate Court
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