Rape Shield Laws Essay by numero uno

Rape Shield Laws
Discusses rape shield laws - where a victim's personal sexual history may not be used against her in a trial - and their effectiveness.
# 16411 | 2,945 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Jan 25, 2003 in Law (Criminal) , Criminology (Public and Crime)

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This paper analyzes and examines the multitude of issues concerning rape shield laws. Part II discusses why rape shield laws were and are necessary. In Part III, New Jersey's rape shield law is outlined. Part IV reviews noteworthy cases involving rape shield laws. In Part V, the pros and cons of rape shield laws are examined. Lastly, this paper concludes with recommendations concerning how and why rape shield laws should be modified.

From the Paper:

"Few crimes have long-term (or lifelong) impacts upon victims. Some crimes, like child abuse, domestic violence, molestation, murder, and rape, exact long-term (and often lifelong) pain upon victims. What makes rape particularly traumatizing to victims is that rape inflicts both physical violence upon victims as well as emotional trauma. Rape victims are instantaneously stripped of control, dignity, personal safety, self-esteem, etc."

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