SJS Undergraduate Alum to have Article Published in Kentucky Journal for Undergraduate Scholarship
Lily Kate Thacker's article titled, "Rape Culture, Victim Blaming, and the Role of Media in the Criminal Justice System", was recently selected to be published in the June 2017 edition of the Kentucky Journal for Undergraduate Scholarship.
"Rape culture and the practice of victim blaming are inherently linked phenomena, and both are prevalent in American society. The existence of a rape culture which normalizes sexual violence and blames rape victims for the attacks against them strongly affects the American criminal justice system, influencing both the outcomes of rape trials and the treatment of rape victims. In particular, the media’s methods of discussing and portraying rape are examined as primary sources for the perpetuation of rape culture, and the effects of these media representations of rape on the outcomes of real rape trials are also examined. The problematic links between rape culture, victim blaming, media, and criminal justice practices are reviewed, and potential solutions are discussed."
Lily graduated from the School of Justice Studies Criminal Justice Undergraduate program last May, she also minored in Women and Gender Studies. She is currently enrolled in the Criminal Justice Graduate Program.
Published on November 16, 2016