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The Word of a Woman: Police, Rape and Belief
The notion that women lie about rape is a prevalent belief with pervasive influence. This book is unique in combining police file data with interviews obtained from both rape survivors and detectives in order to critically explore how this belief affects police officers' responses to women who report rape. Examination of this material is located within a broader analysis ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published November 27th 2004 by Palgrave Macmillan
(first published August 18th 2004)
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Aug 30, 2013 Christine rated it really liked it
This is the type of book that will make you want to hit people. Just warning you. Jordon’s study is about the treatment of rape victims by the New Zealand police. No doubt, this makes the book somewhat limiting, but various studies and programs from the US and UK are mentioned. IT is a study book, which means the writing is somewhat dry and there is a quite a bit about how a study was done. However, for all that, it is a fascinating look at how views of rape are held by a culture and transmitted ...more
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