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Officials’ Evaluations of Rape Cases

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

Abstract

The results of our time-series analyses revealed that the rape law reforms did not produce the types of instrumental results anticipated by reformers. In five of the six jurisdictions, there were no effects that could be attributed to the substantive changes in the laws. Predicted results were found only in the jurisdiction (Detroit) with the strongest and most comprehensive changes; there we found a significant increase in the number of reports of rape and in the ratio of indictments to reports.

Keywords

Sexual History Rape Case Victim Characteristic Criminal Justice Official Prior Criminal Record 
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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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