Police officers’ perceptions of false allegations of rape

  title={Police officers’ perceptions of false allegations of rape},
  author={Lesley McMillan},
  journal={Journal of Gender Studies},
  pages={21 - 9}
  • L. McMillan
  • Published 2 January 2018
  • Law
  • Journal of Gender Studies
Abstract The idea that women lie about rape is a long standing rape myth with little or no supporting evidence. Previous research has demonstrated a belief in high levels of false allegations among police officers, despite no evidence to suggest rape is falsely reported more than other crimes. This has implications for complainants’ willingness to report sexual violations, for the treatment of complainants within the justice system, and wider societal understandings about what constitutes rape… 
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