Prosecution of Rape Cases
The head of the Crown Prosecution Service in London says that the demonization of young women in the media, especially those who’ve been out drinking, is contributing to the low conviction rate in rape cases. Alison Saunders believes victims are deterred from coming forward because they fear being vilified. And jurors come to court with preconceptions about women that affect how they see the evidence. With only around half of all cases that currently make it to court resulting in a conviction; Alison Saunders joins Jane to talk about what needs to be done to tackle myths about rape.
Jurors don't like convicting men of rape on the accusation of drunken slags who were up for a shag when they go clubbing, because it sits uneasily on their conscience.
Fair enough, I would have thought, but not as far as Alison Saunders is concerned. She wants more men prosecuted and convicted of rape on the accusation of drunken SLAGS.