Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town

by Jon Krakauer | Nonfiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0804170568 Global Overview for this book
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Journal Entry 1 by GateGypsy from Ladysmith, British Columbia Canada on Sunday, February 11, 2018
"Excellent... Krakauer doesn't just tell the story of these crimes. As he has done so brilliantly in other books... he sets the story firmly in the context of social history." -- The Boston Globe.

In these pages, acclaimed journalist Jon Krakauer investigates a spate of campus rapes that occurred in Missoula over a four-year period. Taking the town as a case study for a crime that is sadly prevalent throughout the nation, Krakauer documents the experiences of five victims: their fear and self-doubt in the aftermath; the skepticism directed at them by police, prosecutors, and the public; their bravery in pushing forward and what it cost them. These stories cut through abstract ideological debate about acquaintance rape to demonstrate that it does not happen just because women are sending mixed signals or seeking attention. They are victims of a terrible crime, deserving of fairness from our justice system. Rigorously researched, incisively written, Missoula stands as an essential call to action.

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