Rape and the legal system
Rape and the legal system
Almost two-thirds of rape charges brought before Scottish courts for trial did not result in a conviction, new Crown Office figures have revealed.
The new Lord Advocate has questioned the effectiveness of Scots law in prosecuting rape claims.
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