What if your ex-boyfriend didn’t rape you?
Or if the police didn’t arrest your rapist?
These are the questions that Georgetown Law Professor and attorney Raoult Roult’s new book is trying to answer.
It covers all of those scenarios, but with more specific details on some of the ways you can be charged with a crime.
Roult, a Georgetown Law School graduate, tells The New York Times that she is aiming to help people navigate these issues, but also to make sure that anyone who is charged with rape doesn’t have to choose between a successful criminal case and a successful civil lawsuit.
“The fact that the criminal case is being heard at all is not the end,” she said in a phone interview with the Times.
“There are always some people who have the option of suing.
I’m sorry.’ “
This is not about a victim who is saying, ‘I didn’t do it.
The fact is, the person who did it has been found guilty of that crime.”
Roult says she wants to highlight the fact that criminal trials are inherently adversarial processes, where defendants have to prove their innocence and that the state has the burden of proving its guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
“It is a very adversarial process, and that means that a person who is innocent of any crime has to prove his innocence by a preponderance of the evidence,” she told The Times.
Runt also says that the way cases are handled is a reflection of how society perceives the justice system, and there is little reason to believe that a criminal conviction would be fair.
“A person who was a serial rapist, for example, is going to be in a very difficult situation,” Roult said.
“If you’re a man who raped a woman and you get convicted of a crime, you’ll be locked up for the rest of your life.”
The book is a response to a spate of cases over the past year in which alleged victims accused their rapists of rape.
In a recent case in which a man accused of raping a 13-year-old girl was acquitted by a jury, she wrote that the justice process was so “arbitrary” that it would have been better to have just thrown the rapist in jail.
“I don’t think that rape can ever be a civil rights issue,” Runt said.
She also pointed to a recent article in The Atlantic that examined how prosecutors are using the presumption of innocence as a shield to pursue cases of rape against alleged victims.
“When we’re talking about rape, the presumption is that you don’t have any legal rights,” Rolt said.
Rolt added that while there are “tens of thousands of cases” of rape allegations being brought against defendants who have not been convicted of crimes, “we are seeing far fewer cases of people being convicted of rape.”