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Rape and the Criminal Trial

Reconceptualising the Courtroom as an Affective Assemblage

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Part of the Palgrave Socio-Legal Studies book series (PSLS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Anna Carline, Clare Gunby, Jamie Murray
    Pages 1-22
  3. Anna Carline, Clare Gunby, Jamie Murray
    Pages 23-40
  4. Anna Carline, Clare Gunby, Jamie Murray
    Pages 41-60
  5. Anna Carline, Clare Gunby, Jamie Murray
    Pages 61-80
  6. Anna Carline, Clare Gunby, Jamie Murray
    Pages 81-103
  7. Anna Carline, Clare Gunby, Jamie Murray
    Pages 129-142
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 143-147

About this book

Introduction

This book explores the shortcomings of the criminal justice system’s response to sexual violence. Despite a plethora of legal and policy reforms, concerns remain regarding the conviction rates for rape and the extent to which cases fall out of the system. Ample research has highlighted the ongoing impact of ‘rape myths’ and the presence of an ‘implementation gap’ whereby policies, provisions and measures — proposed in order to improve the system’s response — are frequently not brought into practice, nor utilised as expected. Rape and the Criminal Trial proposes a move beyond representational theory and towards New Materialism and affects, a school of thought which emphasises the importance of embodiment and the ontological intensive regime as necessary in order to generate radical new approaches for understanding this problematic status quo, and in order to move forward to the production of more effective solutions. 

Keywords

domestic abuse rape assault victim courts New Materialism barrister

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of LiverpoolLiverpoolUK
  2. 2.Institute for Applied Health ResearchUniversity of BirminghamBirminghamUK
  3. 3.Liverpool Hope UniversityLiverpoolUK

About the authors

Anna Carline is Associate Professor in Law at the University of Leicester, UK. 

Clare Gunby is Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Leicester, UK. 

Jamie Murray is Senior Law Lecturer at Liverpool Hope University, UK. 


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