Palgrave Socio-Legal Studies

Rape and the Criminal Trial

Reconceptualising the Courtroom as an Affective Assemblage

Authors: Carline, Anna, Gunby, Clare, Murray, Jamie

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  • Adopts a theoretical approach to exploring legal responses to sexual violence against women
  • Applies New Materialism to explore a specific aspect of the legal system’s response: the use of special measures in the court room
  • Provides insights for policy-makers and practitioners
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About this book

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. 

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. 


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Hardcover $59.99
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Softcover $59.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rape and the Criminal Trial
Book Subtitle
Reconceptualising the Courtroom as an Affective Assemblage
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Socio-Legal Studies
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-38684-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-38684-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-38683-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-38686-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 147
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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