The Challenge of Defining Rape

Ian Urbina wrote:

"States across the country are trying to figure out how to address the problem of sexual assault more effectively, and more often than not, they are looking to redefine the scope of sexual misconduct.

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With an effort also underway by the American Law Institute to reconsider when an assault becomes rape, some legal experts predict that changes to criminal laws in many states may not be far off.

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Sheriff: Investigation of Stewart crash complete

Carolyn Thomspon wrote, "Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart will find out no later than next week whether authorities will pursue charges in the death of a driver he struck during a sprint car race in upstate New York last month.

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Stewart's car struck and killed 20-year-old Kevin Ward Jr. at Canandaigua Motorsports Park during a nighttime race Aug. 9. Ward had climbed out of his car and walked onto the dirt track to confront Stewart after he spun out while the two raced side by side.

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How Conservative Pundits Are Misleading People on Campus Rape

Tyler Kingkade takes on recent assertions from conservative commentators that the campus rape epidemic isn't an epidemic at all. 

He wrote, "In research on police prosecution of sexual assaults, Corey Rayburn Yung, an associate law professor at the University of Kansas, concluded that nearly 1 in 4 police departments responsible for populations of at least 100,000 persons are u​ndercounting rape reports."

KU law professor researches hidden US rape crisis

Tom Dehart wrote:

"On March 4, University Associate Law Professor Corey Rayburn Yung, published an article in the Iowa Law Review entitled 'How to Lie with Rape Statistics: America’s Hidden Rape Crisis.'

The article analyzes the undercounting of rape statistics in 46 cities in the U.S. with a population of more than 100,000 people, estimating that about 800,000 to 1.2 million 'complaints of forcible vaginal rapes of female victims nationwide disappeared from the official records from 1995 and 2012.'

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