From "real rape" to real justice : prosecuting rape in New Zealand edited by Elisabeth McDonald and Yvette Tinsley.
Contributor(s): McDonald, Elisabeth | Tinsley, Yvette.Material type: BookPublisher: Wellington, N.Z. : Victoria University Press, 2011Description: 565 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780864736963 (pbk.); 0864736967 (pbk.).Subject(s): RAPE | CRIMINAL JUSTICE | JUSTICE | LAW REFORM | NEW ZEALAND | LAW | SEXUAL VIOLENCEDDC classification: 364.1532
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 507-545) and index.
From "real rape" to real justice in New Zealand Aotearoa: the reform project / Elisabeth McDonald and Rachel Souness -- The current process for prosecuting sexual offences ; Investigation and the decision to prosecute in sexual violence cases / Yvette Tinsley -- The potential impact of other proposed reforms on processes in sexual violence cases ; Identifying and the qualifying the decision-maker: the case for specialisation / Jeremy Finn, Elisabeth McDonald and Yvette Tinsley -- Complainant desire for information, consultation and support: how to respond and who should provide? / Elisabeth McDonald -- Evidence issues ; Rejecting "one size fits all": recommending a range of responses / Elisabeth McDonald and Yvette Tinsley.
"Following a statement by the Law Commission that there would be value in an investigation of modication or replacement of the adversarial trial model in sexual cases, the study reported in this book set out to undertake that investigation. In doing so, the researchers analysed published material from 20 jurisdictions; consulted with criminal justice professionals, academics and those who work with victims of sexual offending; and undertook an 'on the ground' examination of the dynamics of investigation and trial in five civil law jurisdictions. Recommendations for reform focus on the criminal justice processes in sexual cases, including the investigation of allegations of sexual assault; appropriate means of involvement and provision of information for complainants; evidential rules; attending to the effects of high penalties on decisions by complainants and defendants; and the role of the decision-maker in defended trials." [From the back cover]