Title

Book Review: Susan Caringella Addressing Rape Reform in Law and Practice

Document Type

Book Review

Publication Date

3-2010

Publication Title

Violence Against Women

Keywords

rape, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), victim

Abstract

Professor Susan Caringella’s book, Addressing Rape Reform in Law and Practice, is an ambitious and broad-ranging analysis of the rape reform movement of the latter part of the 20th century. The book also sets forth a comprehensive and detailed proposal for the overhaul of rape statutes for the 21st century—what the author calls her “model array.” The sheer scope of the book is impressive. It touches upon rape laws in the United States and other countries sharing the English common law tradition, important cases within that tradition, empirical research on the success of the reform movement in changing the way rape is actually prosecuted, and theoretical and philosophical perspectives on such thorny issues as consent and criminal intent.

Volume

16

Issue

3

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