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Monday, March 28, 2016

To Catch a Rapist

In a January 2016 New York Times article, Kathy Dobie provides an in depth look at the way that rape myths hamper investigations of sexual assault. She says: “In a tragic twist, the most likely sexual-assault situations are often the ones most doubted or discounted by law enforcement — assaults involving drugs or alcohol, or those whose victims know their assailant or delay reporting the crime.” Dobie writes about the challenges and accomplishments of a special-victims unit.

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