Reporting Rape in California Persuasive Essay by hicaliber

Reporting Rape in California
This paper discusses the statute of limitations on reporting rape in California.
# 94372 | 1,362 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2007 | US

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In this essay, the writer explains that the statutes of limitations are designed to establish time periods during which the government or the plaintiff can file a suit in either criminal or civil matters, and these statutes vary based on the crime that was committed and the state that the crime was committed in. The writer points out that in California, for example, the statute of limitations on rape is three years. However, the writer notes that there may be extenuating circumstances that take place that allow someone to file suit after the three-year period has expired. The writer concludes that while sympathy must be extended to the victim of a rape or any violent crime, there must also be realism in the way that the justice system for the state of California operates, and this means that there has to be a statute of limitations.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Calcasa. (2005). Top 10 FAQ. California Coalition Against Sexual Assault. Retrieved from
  • Fighting Domestic Violence. (2001). Office of the Attorney General. State of California. Department of Justice. Retrieved from
  • FindLaw. (2002). California Codes. California Evidence Code. Retrieved from
  • Rape. (2004). End All The Pain. Retrieved from
  • Stogner v. California. (2003). 539 U.S. 607. Retrieved from -v-califo.html

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