Beware rape myths, judges to tell jurors – The Times

Posted June 15th, 2009 in juries, news, rape by sally

“Juries are to be instructed to ignore myths surrounding rape in an attempt to raise Britain’s low conviction rate for the crime. Under new directions to be given by judges in rape cases, jurors will be told not to assume the victim was ‘asking for it’ because of the way she dressed, her behaviour or her demeanour.”

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The Times, 15th June 2009