When a woman claims to be raped, you can count on her to tell you everything she knows about it
When a rape victim lies about being attacked, she is likely lying about her attacker, a University of Notre Dame criminologist says.
The University of Michigan’s David J. Gans, the director of the school’s Center for Violence Prevention Research and Policy, has published a new book, Lies About Rape, in which he details how false rape accusations can lead to criminal convictions.
Gans’ findings, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, have been supported by the National Institute of Justice.
They reveal that the number of rape allegations against college students has risen by a factor of 20 over the past decade.
This trend is not limited to the U.S.
The report, titled “False Accusations and False Accusation: A Social Science Perspective,” says that false rape allegations have tripled in the last 10 years.
It is also true that the percentage of false accusations has decreased in the U, and in other developed nations, Gans says.
But the statistics do not tell the whole story.
He says that while false rape claims are an epidemic, they are also a major problem in the United States.
He said that false accusations are “a huge concern.”
In a 2015 survey of over 700 sexual assault survivors, 70 percent said that a sexual assault occurred to them, Gens said.
“The data show that when they say that they were raped by someone other than the accused, that’s not uncommon,” he said.
He also noted that a victim may not be aware of the false accusation until it’s too late.
“If you do not have the opportunity to say that it happened, if you do it and don’t tell the person you were attacked by, then the problem is much worse,” Gans said.
“It’s very difficult to tell a woman that they are lying about being raped, and that she is not going to be believed.”
So it’s a huge concern,” he added.
Gans conducted the research in collaboration with his fellow researchers and the University of Texas at Austin School of Public Health, the Center for Research on Women’s Health, and the Center on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security at the University in Houston.
Gases findings come after several recent incidents of false rape accusers coming forward, such as that of former Baylor football player Deandre Davis, who said that he was assaulted by three women in December.
Davis also wrote in a Facebook post that he did not know the women’s names, and when he was told they were students he did what he could.
The university and Davis’ defense team, however, said that the alleged assaults occurred before he began playing.
The National Center for Higher Education Risk Management said in a statement that it is “deeply concerned” by the research, which concludes that the problem with false rape charges is that they “have the potential to distort and obscure important evidence in court.”