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The Rape Reform Movement

  • Cassia Spohn
  • Julie Horney
Part of the The Springer Series in Crime and Justice book series (PSIC)

Abstract

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 Traditional rape laws have been repealed or modified and evidentiary reforms have been enacted in all 50 states.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.

Keywords

Sexual Conduct Sexual Assault Rape Victim Conviction Rate Appellate Court 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Cassia Spohn
    • 1
  • Julie Horney
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Criminal JusticeUniversity of Nebraska at OmahaOmahaUSA

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