Answered No, otherwise innocent people will be wrongly convicted without proof that goes beyond a reasonable doubt
Innocent until proven guilty
rAPE SHOULD BE BETWEEN A MAN AND A WOMAN
Answered Yes, otherwise many rapers will walk free and will not be deterred, because frequently the victim's statement is all there is.
First, there is never 'no other evidence.' Second, there is always only evidence. A video of the incident is only evidence, not proof. There is no such thing as proof. Nevertheless, a jury should be able to decide "yes" on the sole basis of her testimony, *after a trial.*
People can lie. Testimony - especially without any other evidence - shouldn't be enough to convict someone. It doesn't actually prove anything.
Some women are power crazy about the authority they get from calling rape on an individual. In my opinion it should need the amount of proof that a murder needs.
Unfortunately not do we only live a world with rape we live in world where people falsely accuse people of rape.
Because against our fundamental principles of justice. Innocent until proven guilty. By saying that an unsupported statement by one person is enough to convict someone we completely destroy any justice. If proof is not needed to punish someone then why have a judicial system at all.
Impossible with the advances in DNA profiling these days anyway. There is no way for a woman to be raped without something being left behind unless its been a long while. And though women may not report rapes in some cases this is a fault of culture and not justice.
In a perfect world, no one lies, everyone remember everything perfectly and precisely, there is a record of all of our acts, we have perfectly common understanding of the definition of all things and no one is capable of accusing anyone out of malice. In that world the answer would be yes, but we don't live in that world. No one should have the exclusive power to impact another life without some level of accountability.
not enough evidence to convict, just cause its a serious allegation and it a women should mean you should be held accountable for anything. Besides, one the Human Rights is that you are innocent until proven guilty be a fair trial in court
If we convicted people on the same basis that we do with rape, then we could smash out our taillight, and say some random car did it, and that the driver was drunk, and without any proof the driver would be arrested and get a D.U.I because someone said so.
Really? I think its more likely that he really did rape her rather than that she chose someone at random to accuse, then put herself through the difficulty of the investigation. If she knew him, I think it requires more scrutiny.
This has happened many times before, someone regrets a one-night stand so to make it seem like she was an unwilling participant she makes the guy out to be a rapist. It's a horrible game to play with someones life.
There is no reason why, in the society that we live in, a women should feel uncomfortable with going to the hospital to get a rape kit. I know its a terrible experience, I've been there. But if you want your justice, go to a hospital. No one should believe word of mouth.
cause an annoying ex could just accuse a dude and bammo life ruined
There are other forms of evidence including but not limited to lie detector tests, DNA evidence and/or witness evidence that could place either party in a particular location earlier on whichever particular day is in question.
To me the answer this question depends on the statistical likelihood of an innocent person being put in jail vs. a rapist being let off free. Both are situations that are morally wrong, so we have to choose the lesser evil between them: which one happens more often? Prevent the more frequent one from happening.
Would you be okay with being locked up the even though you are one of innocent ones that was accused? Based on your answer, you need to be locked up to prevent a rape from happening. You sound like a rapist to me.
The Crucible - Arthur MillerNo matter the demographic, people who have power will eventually abuse it.
Guilty until proven innocent, and we need harsher laws.
Could you imagine how horrible the world would be if we allowed shit like this to happen? It would mean that any woman would have the power to have any man thrown in jail with essentially a snap of her fingers. Rape is a horrible, horrible crime. But no crime is horrible enough to completely bypass due process.
in dubio pro reo. this questionaire just tries to stirr flamewars.
If there is no proof, THERE IS NO PROOF.