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FALSE ALLEGATIONS OF RAPE

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  19 April 2006

Philip N.S. Rumney
Affiliation:
Sheffield Hallam University.
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THERE can be little doubt that the spectre of false rape allegations has significantly influenced the development of legal doctrine and its enforcement. The fear of false allegations has been used to justify evidential rules in cases involving sexual offences such as the corroboration warning, the retention of the marital rape immunity and continues to influence police and prosecutorial decision-making.

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Cambridge Law Journal and Contributors 2006

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