63% of trials of rape result in conviction.
Incidently this is higher than the average conviction rate across all criminal offences. When you consider the hazy recollection of facts that often accompanies rape cases and therefore the ease with which a good cross-examiner can undermine the veracity of a witness, as well as the higher standard of proof required in all criminal proceedings, this doesnt seem to me to be an area of the law that deserves all the whining and moaning that it receives.
Instead perhaps the government, the media and rape campaigners would better serve their cause by wasting less energy hysterically and aimlessly flogging the criminal justice system on this issue, and by putting their efforts towards creating an atmosphere in which rape victims feel they can pursue justice, and assisting them throughout the process.
It seems a lot like the wishy washy approach to the statistics which rape campaigners, journalists and politicians have always taken is coming back to bite them. By constantly trotting out the figure of 6% and insisting on the flaws in the law on this issue, they are the ones who contribute most to the environment of hostility which rape victims face.
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Last edited by MC armani; 13-03-2016 at 09:55.
- 13-03-2016 09:54
- 13-03-2016 14:56
Court date coming up OP?
- 13-03-2016 16:50
You know if this was the figure pushed by feminists instead of 90% not reporting it, it would surely encourage the thousands of women that they say don't come forward to do so.
- 13-03-2016 16:56
But how many rapes go unreported? How many of those reported result in the suspect being charged? How many of those suspects being charged have enough evidence end up in the crown court?
I think it's likely that the CPS only take a minority, the likely-to-be successful cases to court.
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- 13-03-2016 19:51
Yes that's the way to do it. Discourage as many as possible from reporting it. Make them think it's not worth trying. Play down any good news in the OP.😮