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Prosecution of Rapists.

Frazier, Patricia.

Sexual violence is a major problem in the United States. How the victims of such violence are treated within the legal system seems to be an important factor in their recovery. In 1993 a professor of psychology traced what happened to 674 sexual assault cases after they were reported to the police. Findings show that the attrition rate was very high. Only 12 percent of the cases led to convictions and only 7 percent ended with imprisonment. Patterns of arrest and imprisonment differed if it was an acquaintance rape or a stranger rape. Race emerged as a factor in how the cases were treated. Other factors were the severity of the case and the strength of the evidence.

CURA Reporter
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Minneapolis: Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota.
Funded by a CURA Faculty Research Competition grant.
23 (3): 1-6.
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Reporter 23 (3)

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