Added: December 28, 2013 – Last updated: September 5, 2015

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Author: Rose Corrigan

Title: Up Against a Wall

Subtitle: Rape Reform and the Failure of Success

Place: New York and London

Publisher: New York University Press

Year: 2013

Pages: 344pp.

ISBN-13: 9780814707937 (cloth) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9781479815517 (paper) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9780814725214 (ebook) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9780814708231 (ebook) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: 20th Century, 21st Century | U.S. History | Prosecution: Laws; Society: Anti-Rape Movement



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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


Author: Rose Corrigan, Thomas R. Kline School of Law, Drexel University

Contents:

  Acknowledgments (p. vii)
  1. Introduction: The Failure of Success (p. 1)
  2. The Anti-Rape Movement and the Turn to Law (p. 21)
  3. Listening to Rape Care Advocates (p. 52)
  4. Institutional Responses to Rape: Following the "Leaky Pipeline" of Rape Reporting (p. 65)
  5. Developing the Body of Evidence: Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Programs (p. 117)
  6. When Rights Are Wrong: Emergency Contraception and the Failure of Policy Success (p. 158)
  7. When Is a Rapist a Sex Offender?: Sex Offender Registration and Notification Statutes (p. 205)
  8. Fleeing from Feminism: The Troubled Legacy of Rape Law Reform (p. 249)
  Notes (p. 265)
  Bibliography (p. 281)
  Index (p. 305)
  About the Author (p. 320)

Description:

»Rape law reform has long been hailed as one of the most successful projects of second-wave feminism. Yet forty years after the anti-rape movement emerged, legal and medical institutions continue to resist implementing reforms intended to provide more just and compassionate legal and medical responses to victims of sexual violence. In Up Against a Wall, Rose Corrigan draws on interviews with over 150 local rape care advocates in communities across the United States to explore how and why mainstream systems continue to resist feminist reforms.
In a series of richly detailed case studies, the book weaves together scholarship on law and social movements, feminist theory, policy formation and implementation, and criminal justice to show how the innovative legal strategies employed by anti-rape advocates actually undermined some of their central claims. But even as its more radical elements were thwarted, pieces of the rape law reform project were seized upon by conservative policy-makers and used to justify new initiatives that often prioritize the interests and rights of criminal justice actors or medical providers over the needs of victims.« (Source: New York University Press)

Lectures: Corrigan, Rose. »Up Against a Wall: Sexual Violence and the Failure of Success.« Douglass Residential College, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. New Brunswick 2013.

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