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I think this is one of the first times I have read an article by Slate, so I know little about their predispositions/bias, however, I thought this was an interesting piece on how are rape laws are too loose. I don't have any real evidence for or against this, and the article is kind of vague, but my ideological stance would purport to the oppositie conclusion of the article.
07-31-03, 11:25 PM
They're all over the map but usually lean to techno-libertarian. Personally I'd be much more excised about college kangaroo courts than the legal system on this matter -- a lot of them seem to function like the Star Chamber.
Intriguing. Of course, as noted by the article, the reason for looking at the legal system is because of the "higher profile" case of Kobe Bryant.
As far as college's go, there seems to be, or I am led to believe by all those after school movies, a problem with things like date rape and rape in general at parties. I am not sure how all colleges tend to deal with it, but I would venture to guess that the it might have gone down proportionally to times in past (of course, colleges have grown, so looking at percentages would be more effective at determining an increase of a decrease). I would also guess that males are a bit more deterred from pursuing sex as aggressively as done in the past with the threat of being accused of rape. If there is an actual decrease in rape/sexual assaults, then I think the trade off is one worth making. Of course, there is always the issue of false accusations, but that is a reason to make the system better and determining what happened, not a reason to do away with the proceedings that occur.
Just some thoughts on an issue I donít know enough about, but would like to learn more.
Oh, and my British history is inadequate, I had to look up the Star Court to get the reference :).
Oh, and my British history is inaddaquate, I had to look up the Star Court to get the reference :).
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