POLICE DISCRETION AND THE JUDGMENT THAT A CRIME HAS BEEN COMMITTEDóRAPE IN PHILADELPHIA

1968: The above is a very interesting uncredited article from the UNIVERSITY of PENNSYLVANIA LAW REVIEW. It gives several anonymised examples of false allegations and some comment as to the perceived veracity of complainants. Some investigators are said to believe that 80-90% of alleged rapes are not really rapes while one defense attorney suggested that 75% involved some element of consent. Hmm. A pathologist estimated that 85% were not really forcible rapes, which begs the question how does he define forcible?


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