More than $1 million from a prestigious academic fund has been awarded for research into reform of the way the justice system treats rape survivors.
Two Victoria University scholars have been awarded about $1.15 million from the Marsden Fund, from a total pool of almost $56m.
Their separate three-year studies will explore rape reform and social myths around sexual violence….
Criminologist Associate Professor Jan Jordan has received $610,000 for her research paper exploring barriers to rape law reform….
Associate Professor Elisabeth McDonald, of Victoria’s law school, has also been awarded $540,000 for her study entitled: Rape myths as barriers to fair trial practices.
McDonald was a lead contributor to a Law Commission work on rape law reform recommendations. The Commission’s 2012 report recommended replacing the current adversarial system with an inquisitorial process.
Full story: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/10700697/Over-1-million-for-rape-law-research