Instruction to Jury that Rape Is Easy to Charge and Difficult to Disprove Is No Longer to be Given

Date

1976

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Journal ISSN

Volume Title

Publisher

Texas Tech Law Review

Abstract

Examines the Iowa Supreme Court’s decision in State v. Feddersen. The court in Feddersen held that the instruction to the jury in a rape case that “rape is easy to charge and difficult to disprove” was an impermissible comment on the evidence by the court. The author hopes that this signifies a trend toward better treatment of rape victims.

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Keywords

Rape, Jury instruction, Impermissible, State v. Feddersen, Case note

Citation

7 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 733