The Rape Scandal that Puts You at Risk

The Rape Scandal that Puts You at Risk

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by Linda Fairstein
     
 

Linda Fairstein’s harrowing investigation into law enforcement’s failure to process hundreds of thousands of rape kits across America—ultimately allowing many rapists to walk free
In 2011, advocacy groups estimated that up to 250,000 rape kits sat untested in police storage across the country. These kits, some from crimes dating as farSee more details below

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Linda Fairstein’s harrowing investigation into law enforcement’s failure to process hundreds of thousands of rape kits across America—ultimately allowing many rapists to walk free
In 2011, advocacy groups estimated that up to 250,000 rape kits sat untested in police storage across the country. These kits, some from crimes dating as far back as the mid-1990s, represent a disturbing breakdown in law enforcement that has allowed many violent criminals to remain on the streets. In some cases, rape victims are kept in the dark about the investigations into the crimes committed against them. Legal expert Linda Fairstein illustrates this injustice with the story of a Los Angeles woman whose experience, Fairstein writes, “is a tragic example of the outrageous backlog of untested rape kits that has existed nationwide for more than a decade.” In The Rape Scandal that Puts You at Risk, Fairstein lays bare these failures of law enforcement and issues a rallying cry for women everywhere to demand change. Originally published in Cosmopolitan, this essay is now available in digital format for the first time and features a new introduction by the author.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781453273289
Publisher:
Open Road Media
Publication date:
09/11/2012
Series:
From the Files of Linda Fairstein , #3
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
14
Sales rank:
668,992
File size:
0 MB

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