Taking the Stand

Rape Survivors and the Prosecution of Rapists

Author: Amanda Konradi

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275997182

Category: Law

Page: 227

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Follows 47 rape survivors of varied ages and ethnicities, focusing on the women's experiences throughout the criminal justice processes.
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Taking the Stand

My Life in the Law

Author: Alan Dershowitz

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0307719294

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 560

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America's most prominent legal mind and the #1 bestselling author of Chutzpah and The Best Defense, Alan Dershowitz, recounts his legal autobiography, describing how he came to the law, as well as the cases that have changed American jurisprudence over the past 50 years, most of which he has personally been involved in. In Taking the Stand, Dershowitz reveals the evolution of his own thinking on such fundamental issues as censorship and the First Amendment, Civil Rights, Abortion, homicide and the increasing role that science plays in a legal defense. Alan Dershowitz, the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard University, and the author of such acclaimed bestsellers as Chutzpah, The Best Defense, and Reversal of Fortune, for the first time recounts his legal biography, describing his struggles academically at Yeshiva High School growning up in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, his successes at Yale, clerking for Supreme Court Justice Arthur Goldberg, his appointment to full professor at the Harvard at age 28, the youngest in the school's history. Dershowitz went on to work on many of the most celebrated cases in the land, from appealing (successfully) Claus Von Bulow's conviction for the murder of his wife Sunny, to the O.J. Simpson trial, to defending Mike Tyson, Leona Helmsley, Patty Hearst, and countless others. He is currently part of the legal team advising Julian Assange.
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Luckiest Girl Alive

Author: Jessica Knoll

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3863965795

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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IHR PERFEKTES LEBEN IST EINE PERFEKTE LÜGE Ani FaNelli müsste die glücklichste Frau der Welt sein: Sie hat einen glamourösen Job, trägt die neueste Designerkleidung und wird in wenigen Wochen ihrem gut aussehenden, adeligen Verlobten auf einer sündhaft teuren Hochzeit das Jawort geben. Anis Leben ist perfekt. Fast. Denn Ani hat ein Geheimnis. Ein dunkles, brutales Geheimnis, das sie seit ihrer Jugend verfolgt. Jetzt hat es sie eingeholt. Und es droht, ihre perfekte Bilderbuchwelt für immer zu zerstören. Der Bestseller aus den USA!
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Die Schande von Missoula

Vergewaltigung im Land der Freiheit

Author: Jon Krakauer

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492973353

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 480

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Die meisten Vergewaltiger kannten ihre Opfer vorher, wodurch die Strafverfolgung und die gerichtliche Suche nach der Wahrheit oft komplex und undurchsichtig ist und die vergewaltigten Frauen ein zweites Mal traumatisiert werden. In seinem neuen Buch beschäftigt sich Jon Krakauer mit Vergewaltigungsfällen in der amerikanischen Universitätsstadt Missoula. Minutiös und doch einfühlsam skizziert er die Ereignisse, die eine ganze Gesellschaft an der Frage nach Recht und Unrecht, Wahrheit und Lüge verzweifeln lassen, er spricht mit den Beschuldigten und den Opfern und schildert packend, wie schmerzhaft die Suche nach Gerechtigkeit und Sühne bei Gericht sein kann.
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Rape Work

Victims, Gender and Emotions in Organization and Community Context

Author: Patricia Yancey Martin

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415927741

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

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Despite the increase in rape crisis centers and improvement s in the treatment of rape victims over the past twenty years, many rape victims find themselves the victime of a 'second rape' by the doctors, lawyers, judges and administrators who process them. Using interviews, studies and archives, Rape Work takes a critical look at the officials who process rape victims to show how the structure of their respective organizations often prevents them from giving victims responsive care.--COVER.
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Unfinished Murder

The Capture of a Serial Rapist

Author: James Neff

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743460553

Category: True Crime

Page: 368

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From 1983 to 1988, he made Cleveland's West Side his hunting ground and its women his prey. He spied on them, silently invading their most intimate moments, then entered their homes. For the victims of serial rapist Ronnie Shelton, the ordeal began with his terrifying whisper: "Don't look at me. Do what I say and you won't get hurt...." Each woman had been attacked by a stranger who in a moment devastated her life and left her to face "unfinished murder" -- the emotional and psychological devastation that is the aftermath of rape. At the end of a five-year manhunt, Shelton would be convicted of raping twenty-nine women -- probably less than a third of those he actually raped. Unfinished Murder is the incredible story of a group of survivors who found the courage to speak out, to testify against Shelton and see justice served. During his reign of terror, they lived in fear and silence, warned by him that if they talked he would come back and kill them. After his arrest, they bonded together and found understanding and healing.... Among his victims were Karen Holztrager, a wife and mother who was haunted later by recurring nightmares...Becky Roth, a teacher of the handicapped, who after the rape suffered depression, suicidal feelings, and, subsequently, a shattered marriage...Betty Ocilka, a postal worker and policeman's widow, who forced herself not to cry during the attack because the sound would frighten her young son sleeping upstairs. Detective Bob Matuszny, who knew Betty Ocilka and had known her late husband, made Shelton's arrest his personal mission. Matuszny was outraged that a serial rapist was marauding through his city -- and furious that the police were being outwitted by a criminal who brazenly struck the moment their lookouts were down. Despite bureaucratic red tape and paralyzing city budget cuts, Matuszny persevered. But it would take years to make the connection that the low-level criminal brought in by police over a dozen times -- for assault, probation violations, bar brawls, and disturbing the peace -- was guilty of so much more. Based on author James Neff's interviews with the survivors, police, psychiatrists, and with Ronnie Shelton, Unfinished Murder probes the contradictory mind of a sex offender to determine what went wrong -- and why the warning signs of his disturbing behavior went unnoticed for so long. Shelton's distorted sexual fantasies and propensity for violence during his teenage years made a lethal mix; yet he slipped through every one of society's safety nets to become a calculating and seemingly unstoppable adult offender. UNFINISHED MURDER is an astounding expose of police work hampered by an overtaxed urban criminal justice system; it is also an indictment of society's failure to address the issue of rape and its brutal aftermath. Most of all, it is the uplifting story of women who found a unified voice with which to demand justice. Their silent fear turned to triumph on the day Ronnie Shelton was sentenced to 3,198 years in prison. Their healing process continues.
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Rape and the Culture of the Courtroom

Author: Andrew E. Taslitz

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814782293

Category: Law

Page: 210

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Rape law reform has been a stunning failure. Defense lawyers persist in emphasizing victims' characters over defendants' behavior. Reform's goals of increasing rape report and conviction rates have generally not been achieved. In Rape and the Culture of the Courtroom, Andrew Taslitz locates the cause of rape reform failure in the language lawyers use, and the cultural stories upon which they draw to dominate rape victims in the courtroom. Cultural stories about rape, Taslitz argues, such as the provocatively dressed woman "asking for it," are at the root of many unconscious prejudices that determine jury views. He connects these stories with real-life examples, such as the Mike Tyson and Glen Ridge rape trials, to show how rape stereotypes are used by defense lawyers to gain acquittals for their clients. Building on Deborah Tannen's pathbreaking research on the differences between male and female speech, Taslitz also demonstrates how word choice, tone, and other lawyers' linguistic tactics work to undermine the confidence and the credibility of the victim, weakening her voice during the trial. Taslitz provides politically realistic reform proposals, consistent with feminist theories of justice, which promise to improve both the adversary system in general and the way that the system handles rape cases.
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The Politics of Rape

The Victim's Perspective

Author: Diana Russell

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595292879

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 316

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In her pioneer book, The Politics of Rape (1975, 1984), Diana E. H. Russell was among the first feminist writers to offer a revolutionary new understanding of rape as a manifestation of sexism. In a series of beautifully executed but wrenching interviews with 22 eloquent rape survivors, we learn about the heart wrenching pain, trauma, and long-term consequences caused by mens' misogynist attitudes and behavior toward women. Thankfully, Russell also provides a much-needed final chapter on solutions. According to Rolling Stones Magazine, The Politics of Rape "is probably the best introduction to rape now in print." The Women's Press called Russell's book, "truly exceptional . This is the best book I know of on the subject of the all-American crime of rape." Another reviewer described it as "one hell of a courageous book," noting that it was intended "as a tool for political change." Although The Politics of Rape was published a long time ago, the stories of rape survivors are never out of date.
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Identity, Narrative and Politics

Author: Maureen Whitebrook

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415238953

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 178

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This text focuses on the relationship between narrative and political theory. Arguing that the terms "narrative", "identity" and "character" can be brought into political theory, the author uses literature to illustrate and develop her argument.
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Ms. Magazine

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Women

Page: N.A

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Supranational Criminal Prosecution of Sexual Violence

The ICC and the Practice of the ICTY and the ICTR

Author: Anne-Marie de Brouwer

Publisher: Intersentia nv

ISBN: 9050955339

Category: Law

Page: 570

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This study assesses the supranational criminal prosecution of sexual violence, notably whether supranational criminal law and procedure are adequate from the perspective of victims of sexual violence.
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Ethics and Accountability in Criminal Justice

Towards a Universal Standard

Author: Tim Prenzler

Publisher: Australian Academic Press

ISBN: 1921513268

Category: Law

Page: 188

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Around the world, corruption continues to undermine the rule of law and the application of due process rights. Misconduct by criminal justice professionals challenges democratic authority and the equality and freedom of ordinary citizens.
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Du wolltest es doch

Author: Louise O'Neill

Publisher: Carlsen

ISBN: 3646920173

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 368

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Opfer oder Täterin? Nein, richtig sympathisch ist Emma nicht. Sie steht gern im Mittelpunkt, die Jungs reißen sich um sie und Emma genießt es. Bis sie nach einer Party zerschlagen und mit zerrissenem Kleid vor ihrem Haus aufwacht. Klar, sie ist auf der Party mit Paul ins Schlafzimmer gegangen. Hat Pillen eingeworfen. Die anderen Jungs kamen hinterher. Aber dann? Sie erinnert sich nicht, aber die gesamte Schule weiß es. Sie haben die Fotos gesehen. Ist Emma wirklich selber schuld? Was hat sie erwartet – Emma, die Schlampe in dem ultrakurzen Kleid? Ein aufwühlendes, vielfach preisgekröntes Buch. »Seid tapfer. O'Neills Roman ist erschreckend, aber auch packend und unverzichtbar wichtig.« New York Times
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The Last Great Fight

The Extraordinary Tale of Two Men and How One Fight Changed Their Lives Forever

Author: Joe Layden

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 142992053X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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Meticulously researched, wonderfully written; the untold story of a legendary fight and the two warriors who would never be the same again It is considered by many to be the biggest upset in the history of boxing: James "Buster" Douglas knocked out then-undefeated Heavyweight Champion Mike Tyson in the 10th round in 1990 when the dominating and intimidating Tyson was considered invincible. THE LAST GREAT FIGHT takes readers not only behind the scenes of this epic battle, but inside the lives of two men, their ambitions, their dreams, the downfall of one and the rise of another. Using his exclusive interviews with both Tyson and Douglas, family members, the referee, the cutmen, trainers and managers to the commentators and HBO staff covering the fight in Tokyo, Layden has crafted a human drama played out on a large stage. This is a compelling tale of shattered dreams and, ultimately, redemption.
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Footprints

A Memoir

Author: John G. Aicher

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493154451

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 252

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Born in 1930 the author has lived through the major convulsions of the twentieth century, and has comments about many of them. A Korean War veteran and practicing lawyer in New York and Vermont, his memories of events in court, in prisons, and politics will hold your interest and stir your emotions.
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Ich will dir in die Augen sehen

Eine Frau trifft den Mann, der sie vergewaltigt hat

Author: Thordis Elva,Tom Stranger

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426441985

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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Selten ist ein Buch so viel in den Medien besprochen worden wie dieses: Darf jemand das, dem Vergewaltiger vergeben - und warum tut Thordis Elva das öffentlich? Warum räumt sie Tom Stranger seitenlang Raum ein in ihrem authentischen Schicksalsbericht - und welche Erkenntnisse hat ein Täter beizutragen? Ein tief berührendes Buch, in dem sich die beiden, Elva und Stranger, mit wichtigen Fragen auseinandersetzen: mit der Schuld, dem Vertrauen und der Möglichkeit der Vergebung -, aber auch mit ihrem eigenen Erleben und den lebenslangen Folgen einer entsetzlichen Tat.. Die Isländerin Thordis Elva ist 16, als sie von ihrem Freund vergewaltigt wird. Nach einer Party nutzt Tom, der australische Austauschschüler, ihre Wehrlosigkeit aus und missbraucht sie stundenlang. Danach ist für Thordis wie auch für Tom nichts mehr wie zuvor. Beide versuchen auf ihre Weise, das Geschehen zu verarbeiten – vergeblich. Bis Thordis Jahre später mit Tom Kontakt aufnimmt. Sie schlägt ihm ein Treffen vor, in Kapstadt, auf halber Strecke zwischen Reykjavik und Sydney. Ihr Ziel: Sie will Tom die Tat vergeben und so endlich die Opferrolle ablegen. Auch Tom hat seine Sicht der Dinge zu erzählen. Dieser ehrliche und authentische Bericht einer emotional riskanten Begegnung spricht Frauen und Männer an - denn Vergewaltigung in der Partnerschaft ist ein heiß diskutiertes Debattenthema. Auf einzigartige Weise schildern die vielfach ausgezeichneten Autorin und Journalistin Thordis Elva, die sich für Gewaltprävention einsetzt, und Tom Stranger, der jahrelang als Sozialarbeiter tätig war, was damals zwischen ihnen wirklich passiert ist. Und wie es ihnen nach langen Jahren im Austausch gelingt, den Mut zu fassen, sich den Tatsachen zu stellen und das Unfassbare zu verarbeiten. Thordis Elva: „Nur so konnte ich mir beweisen, dass Gewalt keine Macht über mich hat. Nicht damals, nicht heute: nie.“
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The Political Psychology of War Rape

Studies from Bosnia and Herzegovina

Author: Inger Skjelsbæk

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136620915

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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This book provides a conceptual framework for understanding war rape and its impact, through empirical examination of the case of Bosnia. Providing a contextual understanding of sexual violence in war, and situating Bosnian war rape in relation to subsequent conflicts, the book offers a methodological outline of how sexual violence in war can be studied from a political-psychological perspective. It presents empirical findings from the field that show what war rape can entail in the aftermath of armed conflict for victims and their communities. Through its comprehensive approach to Bosnian experiences, the volume expands the conceptualization of victimhood and challenges the assumption that sexual violence is a particularly difficult theme to study because of victim silence. Rather, the author demonstrates there are many voices that can provide insight and understandings of war rape and its impact without having to compromise the safety and privacy of individual victims. Finally, the book shows the ways in which individual experiences of war rape are shaped by national and international discourses on gender, sexuality and politics. This book will be of interest to students of political psychology, war and conflict studies, European politics, ethnic conflict, politics and IR in general.
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City of Evil

The shocking real story of Adelaide's strange and violent underbelly - As seen on TV

Author: Sean Fewster

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0733627382

Category: True Crime

Page: 320

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NOW A MAJOR TELEVISION SERIES They call Adelaide the city of churches. What they forget is that every church has a graveyard - and every graveyard is full of skeletons. Adelaide, an elegantly designed, civilised city, where the inhabitants are known for their love of the arts, good food and fine wine, is also the place where many of Australia's most bizarre and macabre crimes have taken place. The cases in this book show that Adelaide truly does have another side: from the murder of a pro-wrestling truck driver by his two lesbian lodgers during an argument over a camera; to the case of a wronged wife who only wanted to burn the penis of her unfaithful husband, not burn him to death... This book is more than a collection of some of the most attention-grabbing, shocking and puzzling cases from the past ten years: it also looks at why it might be that so many have happened in this sunny, conservative, unassuming state capital. Praise for City of Evil: 'Sean Fewster discovers that a dark truth lurks behind Adelaide's murder capital myth' - Adelaide Advertiser 'a collection of macabre murders, rapes, torture and robbery, all occurring in Adelaide, the "City of Churches"...sensational and gruesome' - Courier Mail 'This book is not for the squeamish, but if you love true crime stories then this is right up there with the best of them' - Toowoomba Chronicle
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Honor Killings in the Twenty-First Century

Author: N. Pope

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137012668

Category: Political Science

Page: 223

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Thousands of women are murdered every year by close relatives for allegedly violating an unwritten social code or rebelling against the patriarchal order. The book examines the roots and evolution of honor-based violence, as well as the ongoing struggle to eradicate it worldwide.
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Representations of Justice

Author: Antoine Masson,Kevin O'Connor

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9789052013497

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 344

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The public understanding of law is gleaned from the cultural representation of justice which, in turn, reflects popular culture. Movies, caricatures, portrayal of trials by media or crime fiction shape the image of justice. However these representations play an important role in the legal system itself through the representation of truth as conveyed by litigating parties in their arguments. Studying how justice is represented in society is thus interesting for citizens who want to understand the popular culture but also for lawyers who want to understand theirs clients' expectations. This book explores in a multidisciplinary way the aspects of those representations of justice in their various forms in popular culture and in economics.
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