'Real' rape stereotype may affect child rape trials

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.

Novel mobile app could help to reduce sexual violence in Kenya

Crime and memory experts at the University of Birmingham are working with partners in Africa who are developing a mobile phone app that could help to reduce sexual violence in poorer countries and bring its perpetrators to ...

Study identifies 'justice gap' for rape victims

Rape cases involving vulnerable victims, such as those with extensive mental health problems, are least likely to progress through the criminal justice system and not result in conviction. This is just one of the findings ...

Jurors fail to understand rape victims

Rape trial juries need better guidance in the courtroom -- and a better understanding of rape victims -- to help them reach their verdict.

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