Evidencing sexual assault: women in the witness box

Burman, M.J. (2009) Evidencing sexual assault: women in the witness box. Probation Journal, 56(4), pp. 379-398. (doi:10.1177/0264550509346506)

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Abstract

Drawing on recent research conducted in Scottish criminal courts, this article discusses the evidencing of sexual crimes through victim testimony. Despite significant reforms, complainers in sexual offence trials still find the process traumatic; the amount of sexual evidence introduced into the trial has increased; and the nature of such evidence draws on pervasive and outmoded rape myths.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Burman, Professor Michele
Authors: Burman, M.J.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
K Law > K Law (General)
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Sociology Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences
Journal Name:Probation Journal
Publisher:Sage
ISSN:0264-5505
ISSN (Online):1741-3079

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