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Rape Shield Laws and the Social Media Revolution: Discoverability of Social Media—It’s Social Not Private

By   /  April 2, 2014  /  Evidence, Featured 

Law Books

Rape Shield laws serve a valuable purpose in our society. Before Rape Shield laws, rape victims were forced to prove that they were in fact victims, as opposed to willing participants. To demonstrate that the victim was a willing participant, a defendant was allowed to introduce evidence regarding the victim’s sexual predisposition or prior sexual behavior.

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