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Rape Myths

Do juries believe in rape myths? Professor Cheryl Thomas of UCL tells Joshua Rozenberg about her new research into what jurors really think.

Do jurors believe in rape myths? A coalition campaigning to end violence against women said a third of people questioned in an opinion poll thought that sex without consent was not rape if there was no physical violence involved.

Professor Cheryl Thomas at University College London has interviewed more than 50 real juries about their views. Ahead of publication, she outlines her findings to Joshua Rozenberg.

Also this week, the court that can close your business down in a few seconds; and whether contestants on Love Island should have to leave their legal rights at the door of their villa.

Producers: Bob Howard and Neil Koenig

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28 minutes

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Thu 27 Jun 2019 20:00

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  • Tue 25 Jun 2019 16:00
  • Thu 27 Jun 2019 20:00

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