Sex Roles (2009) 61:589–591 DOI 10.1007/s11199-009-9662-0 BOOK REVIEW Rape Stereotypes and Myths and their Psycho-legal Consequences Sexual Assault and the Justice Gap: A Question of Attitude. By Jennifer Temkin and Barbara Krahé, Oxford, Hart Publishing, 2008. 258 pp. £30.00 (paperback). ISBN: 978-1-84113-670-7. Friederike Eyssel Published online: 23 June 2009 Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2009 Introduction overview of strategies to narrow the justice gap, e.g., by means of introducing law reforms or guidelines for and With their book Sexual Assault and the Justice Gap: A screening of legal personnel, by implementing school-based Question of Attitude, Jennifer Temkin and Barbara Krahé interventions or running mass media campaigns. A con- make a significant contribution to our understanding of cluding chapter summarizes the key messages of the book. sexual violence, the myths and stereotypes surrounding it, Though difficult fare, Temkin and Krahé present a well- and their harmful effects on judgments of assault victims. written and clearly structured book that will not only spark Taking an interdisciplinary approach, the authors integrate the interest of scholars and professionals. Each chapter of the social psychological and the legal perspective in an Sexual Assault and the Justice Gap: A Question of Attitude attempt to
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