Rape case reform in the UK.

Not one week after UK women Reclaimed the Night on Saturday, we find that juries will now be “briefed” before rape cases in order to dispel “rape myths” that studies have shown to contribute to a severe decrease in rape convictions in the UK.
In 1977, 33% of reported rapes ended in conviction. By 2005, that percentage had dropped to 5.4%. So in one form of response, a number of doctors, judges and academics are in the process of putting together a packet to be presented to juries which addresses these myths (such as the fact that not all rape survivors report the crime immediately, or that not all will act emotionally on the witness stand).
Despite the project, others still think change within the system as a whole is necessary to change the current state of conviction rates.

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