Brock Turner’s Case is Now the Textbook Definition of Sexual Assault

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Last year, Brock Turner received a six-month jail sentence for assault with intent to commit rape of an intoxicated or unconscious person, sexual penetration of an intoxicated person and sexual penetration of an unconscious person. He was released for good behaviour three months into this sentence. This case was a big loss for sexual assault victims everywhere as it confirmed that our society is indeed structured to serve privileged white guys before everyone else.

Despite this light sentencing, Brock Turner’s case was the literal textbook definition of rape, something that a criminology textbook has just confirmed. Turner’s picture, and a description of his case, appears next to the definition of rape in a new edition of university textbook Introduction to Criminal Justice.


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The caption below the image paints a grim picture of Turner’s crimes and his lenient sentencing, asking students if they think he should’ve served less or more time for committing these violent sexual acts. The inclusion of this very real, very recent example forces students to acknowledge that the legal system still has a lot of bias to overcome when it comes to sexual assault cases.

Via The Mary Sue.

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