Sex Roles (2014) 70:155–157 DOI 10.1007/s11199-013-0338-4 BOOK REVIEW Unequal Partners: RCCs, Law Enforcement, and Medical Response to Rape Up Against a Wall: Rape Reform and the Failure of Success. By Rose Corrigan, New York, NYU Press, 2013. 320 pp. $39.00 (hardcover). ISBN: 978-0-8147-0793-7 Frederika E. Schmitt Published online: 14 January 2014 Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014 Rose Corrigan does an excellent job in explaining the strengths attempts to use the law for social change. Corrigan outlines and limits of rape law reform in the United States in her book the struggle between feminist activists and the state over Up Against a Wall: Rape Reform and the Failure of Success defining sexual violence. (2013). Corrigan challenges the success story of rape law This book asks critical questions about the impact of legal reform in the United States. In her research she documents the reform to better understand how legal reforms intersect with continued widespread resistance of the U.S. Criminal Justice existing institutional norms, practices and values, and with the System and the medical establishment to taking rape seriously. internal politics of the anti-rape movement. Corrigan asks: Corrigan engages in an in depth examination of rape crisis centers in the
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