Thursday, April 11, 2013

...the fact that false rape accusations are exceedingly rare, despite what media reports might suggest. Almost as rare are cases when rapists actually go to jail.

In preparation for an upcoming debate where I play the role of stakeholder at the FBI in favor of expanding a universal DNA database, a classmate of mine found this graph. Personally, I am not too keen on CODIS, given the rampant racism that pervades our courts and justice system, but if we must have one, all everyone must be included.

 Whatever your position is, statistics like this make a hard case for the inevitably heightened conviction rate and subsequent prevention of rape a nationwide database would provide.

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