The College Rape Overcorrection

klys (maker of Silmarils)12/15/2014 5:21:30 pm PST

re: #9 Dark_Falcon

I could see that as viable, as long as the rules for proceedings are spelled out in advance, the accused is told in advance what he is accused of having done wrong and there is a proper hearing with the presentation of testimony and evidence so the accused has a chance to clear his name.

Things can be made tolerably fair without putting victims through the wringer, but only with extensive preparation and good procedure.

As for the legal system, I’m sorry but I have to disagree in at least some cases. If anything even close to what ‘Jackie’ said had happened actually did happen to her then the police need to be involved. Because the sort of man who would instigate a gang rape is not going to be a one-time offender, and there is an overriding societal interest in apprehending such a man. So for cases where the rape was planned out in advance, I would argue the police need to be brought in unless they are incompetent, even if bringing them in causes the victim anguish. When dealing with sexual predators, “the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the one.”

When the prosecution and conviction rate of rapists is such that proceeding with a case is likely to actually result in taking a rapist out of society, you might be able to make the argument you’re trying to make.