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'Real' rape stereotype may affect child rape trials

from Anglia Ruskin University via PhysOrg

New research has found that two factors—an outdoor location and the presence of a weapon—have a significant bearing on the verdict of juries in cases of child stranger rape. The study, the first of its kind to focus on real jury verdicts in cases of child stranger rape in England and Wales, was led by Criminal Psychologist Dr. Samantha Lundrigan, of Anglia Ruskin University, and the findings have been published in the journal Child Abuse and Neglect. more


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