A False Report

A False Report

A True Story of Rape in America

Book - 2018
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Presents the true story of two detectives who teamed up to discern the truth about a case involving a teen who was charged with falsely reporting a rape, an investigation that revealed the work of a serial rapist in multiple states.
Publisher: New York : Crown, [2018].
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781524759933
1524759937
Characteristics: 291 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Armstrong, Ken 1962-- Author

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A False Report follows parallel rape cases through the criminal justice system: one that was solved, another that was determined to be a "false report." With a keen eye for sociologically-focused narrative journalism, Armstrong and Miller paint an incredibly timely portrait of how the l... Read More »


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lpreston214
Jul 23, 2018

This book points out the continuing skepticism many rape victims face if they are brave enough to report. The incidents in this book did not happen long ago, the furthest back is 2008, yet a victim was bullied into recanting her story and was even charged with false reporting. Later, evidence collected at a rapist's home showed her to be telling the truth. Though the book quotes from some great policies and training sessions for law enforcement to follow when dealing with rape victims, apparently many do not have these policies nor get this training. This book also points out the necessity for law enforcement agencies to share information. Important reading.

JohnK_KCMO Mar 15, 2018

When it comes to sexual violence, our police and justice system don't seem to know how to handle it very well. This is an essential story about how investigations can go very wrong but also how they can be done right. This is a story about how we need to do better.

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