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 far

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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.

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:
523,603
File size:
295 KB

Meet the Author

Linda Fairstein is one of America’s foremost legal experts on violent crimes against women and children, and a former chief of the Manhattan District Attorney’s pioneering Special Victims Bureau. She developed many of the techniques that have revolutionized the prosecution of sexual predators, including her early introduction of DNA as a forensic tool. Fairstein is also the author of an internationally bestselling series of crime novels featuring her fictional alter ego, Alex Cooper. The fourteenth book in the series, Night Watch, was published in July 2012. Fairstein has been a contributing editor to Cosmopolitan magazine since 2002. Visit her website at www.lindafairstein.com.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
New York, New York and Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
Date of Birth:
May 5, 1947
Place of Birth:
Mount Vernon, New York
Education:
B.A., Vassar College, 1969; J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1972
Website:
http://www.lindafairstein.com

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The Rape Scandal that Puts You at Risk 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
arlenadean More than 1 year ago
Author: Linda Fairstein Published by: Open Road Age Recommended: Adult Reviewed By: Arlena Dean Book Blog For: GMTA Rating: 4 Review: "The Rape Scandal That Puts You at Risk" by Linda Fairstein was a read worth taking a look at. It was published by Open Road and sells for just ninety-nine cents. You will find that it's a short read only six main pages that are really easy to read. This author is one that knows what she is talking about having to 'present many of these arguments in court.' This read will be about a 'number of rape kits that are not test, which means the rapist are not found and convicted. Now, this is the part were you will find that this rapist can 'strike' again...only to put the person at risk....The title will rings true: "The Rape Scandal That Puts You at Risk" .... again... These are not just about women, but of men and even children. This read really gives you reason to think what would have happened if it had been some other crime...what would happen in that procedure? I think this read would be recommend for us to take a look at and see just what you think of the read. I am sure there will be more questions to be asked and answered. Truly this is a very important issue that many have faced in the world that we live it.