There is no doubt rape is a heinous crime, but how should the law and criminal justice system deal with it? Headlines feature the oft-repeated claim that only six per cent of rape accusations lead to a conviction. Baroness Stern’s influential review concluded there has been too much focus on conviction rates. How can we ensure rape cases are prosecuted both fairly and effectively? Should rape cases be treated differently from all other crimes? Filmed at the Battle of Ideas, speakers include: Dan Subotnik, professor, Touro Law School, USA, author, Copulemus in Pace; Marguerite Russell, barrister, founder member, Garden Court Chambers; Helen Reece, reader in Law, LSE; author Divorcing Responsibly; Chair: Luke Gittos, trainee barrister.
- Book by Joanna Bourke: Rape: A History from 1860 to the Present