The books you love, the emails you want
Time is running out, opt in before 25 May or you'll stop hearing from us
Rape and the Culture of the Courtroom - Critical America Series (Hardback)Andrew E. Taslitz (author)
Hardback 232 Pages / Published: 01/06/1999
- Not available
Cultural stories about rape such as the provocatively dressed woman "asking for it", this work argues, are at the root of many unconscious prejudices that determine jury views. The author connects these stories with real-life examples in the US, including the Mike Tyson and Glen Ridge rape trials, in attempting to show how rape stereotypes are used by defence lawyers to gain acquittals. Building on Deborah Tannen's research on the differences between male and female speech, the book also sets out to demonstrate how word choice, tone, and other lawyers' linguistic tactics work to undermine the confidence and credibility of the victim, weakening her voice during the trial. It presents reform proposals, consistent with feminist theories of justice, designed to improve both the American adversary system in general and the way in which the system handles rape cases.
Publisher: New York University Press
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 318 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
You may also be interested in...
Please sign in to write a review
Simply reserve online and pay at the counter when you collect. Available in shop from just two hours, subject to availability.
Thank you for your reservation
Your order is now being processed and we have sent a confirmation email to you at
When will my order be ready to collect?
Following the initial email, you will be contacted by the shop to confirm that your item is available for collection.
Call us on or send us an email at
Unfortunately there has been a problem with your order
Please try again or alternatively you can contact your chosen shop on or send us an email at