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Wednesday, 13 September 2017 15:51

Brock Turner Is Now the Literal Textbook Definition of Rape

Written by  Complex

Brock Turner, the former Stanford student who was convicted last year of raping a woman while she was unconscious at a frat party, might have escaped jail when he was released early from his (already short) 6-month prison sentence.

But that doesn't mean he's escaped the court of public opinion. A recent viral post on social media shows Turner being used as a prime example of “the way sexual violence has been handled in the criminal justice system” in a Criminal Justice 101 textbook.

Washington State University freshman Hannah Kendall Shuman shared a snap of a page in her second edition Introduction to Criminal Justice: Systems, Diversity, and Change textbook, in which a large photo of Turner is prominently displayed next to a section on rape.

The full caption under the photo reads:

“Brock Turner, a Stanford student who raped and assaulted an unconscious female college student behind a dumpster at a fraternity party, was recently released from jail after serving only three months. Some are shocked at how short this sentence is. Others who are more familiar with the way sexual violence has been handled in the criminal justice system are shocked that he was found guilty and served any time at all.

Read more at Complex

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