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What Rape Reform Needs: More Convictions, Less Punishment [opinion]

[thecrimereport.org]

In what is being called the “Post-Weinstein era,” victims of sexual assault and harassment are finally being believed. This no doubt is overdue, but in the context of rape, believing the victim will not be enough.

Three reforms are essential to how we convict and punish rapists.

First, the way states currently define the crime of rape does not target the conduct of unwanted sex. In the United States, rape was initially defined by unwanted sex accompanied by an element of force. The proof of force was and continues to be a high bar to meet, usually requiring threats, physical violence, actual injury, or weapons.

 

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  1. Tim Moore

    Another prodictive reform, get rid of registries. What good is being out of prison in five years only to be classed as a social pariah for the rest of your life.

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