Juror attitudes and biases in sexual assault cases

  title={Juror attitudes and biases in sexual assault cases},
  author={Natalie Taylor},
  journal={Trends and issues in crime and criminal justice},
  • N. Taylor
  • Published 18 October 2007
  • Law
  • Trends and issues in crime and criminal justice
Sexual assault has among the highest rates of acquittal and lowest rates of proven guilt compared with other offences. Given that more than 70 percent of sexual assault incidents are not reported to police and only about one in 10 reported incidents results in a guilty finding, increasing conviction rates for sexual assault is a key issue for the criminal justice system. This paper presents findings from two recent studies conducted by the Australian Institute of Criminology. These show that… 

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