Beyond Belief?

  title={Beyond Belief?},
  author={Jochen Jordan},
  journal={Criminology and Criminal Justice},
  pages={29 - 59}
  • Jochen Jordan
  • Published 2004
  • Psychology
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
This article reviews issues concerning perceptions of women’s credibility in the context of police responses to sexual assault complainants. It is based on both quantitative and qualitative data drawn from detailed analysis of police rape and sexual assault files. Particular attention is paid to identification of the principal factors affecting police perceptions of rape complainants, addressing such issues as demeanour, intoxication and concealment. Problems arising from the misinterpretation… Expand

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