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Summing up in rape trials: The challenge of guiding effectively and without prejudice

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dc.contributor.author Leahy, Susan
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-17T11:28:17Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-17T11:28:17Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/7945
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The existence of rape myths in the social consciousness and their potential to affect juror deliberations in rape trials is well documented. Thus, it is increasingly likely that trial judges will wish to seek to counteract the negative effects of these myths when directing the jury in rape trials. For trial judges who wish to do this, there is a real challenge in seeking to educate jurors whilst at the same time providing a balanced direction. This article addresses ways in which Irish trial judges may be assisted so as to enable them to warn the jury of the erroneous nature of prevailing stereotypes about sexual offences without unfairly prejudicing the defendant's case. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Round Hall en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Irish Criminal Law Journal;23(4),pp.102-107
dc.rights This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in [Irish Criminal Law Journal] following peer review. The definitive published version [23 (4):102-107] is available online on Westlaw IE/[Irish Criminal Law Journal]
dc.subject myths en_US
dc.subject sexual offences en_US
dc.subject negative en_US
dc.title Summing up in rape trials: The challenge of guiding effectively and without prejudice en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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