Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town

Book Cover
Author:
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
From bestselling author Jon Krakauer, a stark, powerful, meticulously reported narrative about a series of sexual assaults at the University of Montana ­-- stories that illuminate the human drama behind the national plague of campus rape. Missoula, Montana, is a typical college town, with a highly regarded state university, bucolic surroundings, a lively social scene, and an excellent football team -- the Grizzlies -- with a rabid fan base. The Department of Justice investigated 350 sexual assaults reported to the Missoula police between January 2008 and May 2012. Few of these assaults were properly handled by either the university or local authorities. In this, Missoula is also typical. A DOJ report released in December of 2014 estimates 110,000 women between the ages of eighteen and twenty-four are raped each year. Krakauer's devastating narrative of what happened in Missoula makes clear why rape is so prevalent on American campuses, and why rape victims are so reluctant to report assault. Acquaintance rape is a crime like no other. Unlike burglary or embezzlement or any other felony, the victim often comes under more suspicion than the alleged perpetrator. This is especially true if the victim is sexually active; if she had been drinking prior to the assault -- and if the man she accuses plays on a popular sports team. The vanishingly small but highly publicized incidents of false accusations are often used to dismiss her claims in the press. If the case goes to trial, the woman's entire personal life becomes fair game for defense attorneys. This brutal reality goes a long way towards explaining why acquaintance rape is the most underreported crime in America. In addition to physical trauma, its victims often suffer devastating psychological damage that leads to feelings of shame, emotional paralysis and stigmatization. PTSD rates for rape victims are estimated to be 50%, higher than soldiers returning from war. In Missoula, Krakauer chronicles the searing experiences of several women in Missoula -- the nights when they were raped; their fear and self-doubt in the aftermath; the way they were treated by the police, prosecutors, defense attorneys; the public vilification and private anguish; their bravery in pushing forward and what it cost them. Some of them went to the police. Some declined to go to the police, or to press charges, but sought redress from the university, which has its own, non-criminal judicial process when a student is accused of rape. In two cases the police agreed to press charges and the district attorney agreed to prosecute. One case led to a conviction; one to an acquittal. Those women courageous enough to press charges or to speak publicly about their experiences were attacked in the media, on Grizzly football fan sites, and/or to their faces. The university expelled three of the accused rapists, but one was reinstated by state officials in a secret proceeding. One district attorney testified for an alleged rapist at his university hearing. She later left the prosecutor's office and successfully defended the Grizzlies' star quarterback in his rape trial. The horror of being raped, in each woman's case, was magnified by the mechanics of the justice system and the reaction of the community. Krakauer's dispassionate, carefully documented account of what these women endured cuts through the abstract ideological debate about campus rape. College-age women are not raped because they are promiscuous, or drunk, or send mixed signals, or feel guilty about casual sex, or seek attention. They are the victims of a terrible crime and deserving of compassion from society and fairness from a justice system that is clearly broken.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780804170567
038553874
9780385538749
9780147519344
9780147519320
9780385538732
9780147519351
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 1f6e2a21-7209-b93a-4e40-05aa0f593722
Grouping Title missoula rape and the justice system in a college town
Grouping Author krakauer jon
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-09-20 13:57:10PM
Last Indexed 2018-09-20 13:58:58PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Brick, Scott,, Marno, Mozhan,, Marno, Mozhan.
author Jon Krakauer
author2-role Brick, Scott,narrator., Marno, Mozhan,narrator., Marno, Mozhan.
author_display Krakauer, Jon
available_at_adams Adams State University
collection_adams Main Collection
detailed_location_adams ASU Main (3rd floor)
display_description Acquaintance rape is a crime like no other. Unlike burglary or embezzlement or any other felony, the victim often comes under more suspicion than the alleged perpetrator. This is especially true if the victim is sexually active, if she had been drinking prior to the assault--and if the man she accuses plays on a popular sports team. For a woman in this situation, the pain of being forced into sex against her will is only the beginning of her ordeal. If she decides to go to the police, undertrained officers sometimes as if she has a boyfriend, implying that she is covering up infidelity. She is told rape is extremely difficult to prove and repeatedly asked if she really wants to press charges. If she does want to charge her assailant, district attorneys frequently refuse to prosecute. If the assailant is indicted, even though a victim's name is supposed to be kept confidential, rumors start in the community and on social media, labeling her a slut, unbalanced, an attention-seeker. The vanishingly small but highly publicized incidents of false accusations are used to dismiss her claims in the press. If the case goes to trial, the woman's entire personal life often becomes fair game for the defense attorneys. This brutal reality goes a long way toward enplaning why acquaintance rape is the most underreported crime in America. In addition to physical trauma, its victims often suffer devastating psychological damage that leads to feelings of shame, emotional paralysis, and stigmatization. In Missoula, Krakauer chronicles the experiences of several women in Missoula--the nights when they were raped, their fear and self-doubt in the aftermath; the way they were treated by the police, prosecutors, defense attorneys; the public vilification and private anguish; their bravery in pushing forward and what it cost them.
format_adams Book, eAudiobook, eBook
format_category_adams Audio Books, Books, eBook
id 1f6e2a21-7209-b93a-4e40-05aa0f593722
isbn 038553874, 9780147519320, 9780147519344, 9780147519351, 9780385538732, 9780385538749, 9780804170567
item_details Overdrive (CMC):ODN0002115049|ODN0002115049|Overdrive (CMC)|Online Overdrive (CMC)|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|Overdrive (CMC)||http://marmot.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=A33390BB-E160-4757-827F-2D1123B70F5D||Available Online||Overdrive (CMC)||, Overdrive (CMC):ODN0002116421|ODN0002116421|Overdrive (CMC)|Online Overdrive (CMC)|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|Overdrive (CMC)||http://marmot.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=3696451B-6EC1-4B88-982D-750D12A92C1A||Available Online||Overdrive (CMC)||, ils:.b4646783x|.i100679559|CMU Main Books 3rd Floor|HV6568.M57 K73 2015|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||culmb||, ils:.b4646783x|.i100743444|CMC Steamboat Campus|HV 6568 .M57 K73 2015|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||cms||, ils:.b4646783x|.i100883114|GCP Carbon Non Fiction|362.883 KRA|||1|false|false|||||Due Oct 3, 2018||gccnf||, ils:.b4646783x|.i103428264|SD51 GrandJct High School|362.883 KRA|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||mvgj||, ils:.b4646783x|.i104592126|SD51 Central High School|362.883 KRA|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||mvce||, ils:.b4646783x|.i118852772|GRC Juniper Non-Fiction|362.88 KRA|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||grjan||, ils:.b4646783x|.i92157981|Crested Butte Non Fiction|362.88 Kra|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||gucnf||, ils:.b4646783x|.i92169661|GRC Fraser Non-Fiction|362.88 KRA|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||grfan||, ils:.b4646783x|.i92183293|Pine River Adult Non-Fiction|TRUE CRIME|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||pran||, ils:.b4646783x|.i92202664|Gunnison Non Fiction|362.88 Kra|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||gugnf||, ils:.b4646783x|.i92230428|GCP Parachute Non Fiction|362.883 KRA|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||gcpnf||, ils:.b4646783x|.i92230453|GCP Rifle Non Fiction|362.883 KRA|||1|false|false|||||Due Aug 6, 2018||gcrnf||, ils:.b4646783x|.i92230489|GCP Silt Non Fiction|362.883 KRA|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||gcsnf||, ils:.b4646783x|.i92230519|GCP NewCas Non Fiction|362.883 KRA|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||gcnnf||, ils:.b4646783x|.i92230544|GCP Glenwd Non Fiction|362.883 KRA|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||gcgnf||, ils:.b4646783x|.i9223057x|GCP Carbon Non Fiction|362.883 KRA|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||gccnf||, ils:.b4646783x|.i9226623x|EVLD Avon Public Library|362.883 KRA|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||eva||, ils:.b4646783x|.i92266241|EVLD Eagle Public Library|362.883 KRA|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||eve||, ils:.b4646783x|.i92266253|EVLD Gypsum Branch|362.883 KRA|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||evg||, ils:.b4646783x|.i92366120|EPL Non-Fiction|362.88309786 KRAKAUER, JON|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||epnf||, ils:.b4646783x|.i92366181|EPL Non-Fiction|362.88309786 KRAKAUER, JON|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||epnf||, ils:.b4646783x|.i92371644|CMC Leadville Campus|HV6568 .M57 K73 2015|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||cml||, ils:.b4646783x|.i92437692|RLD Woodland Park Adult Non-Fiction|362.883 Kra|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||rlwan||, ils:.b4646783x|.i92548751|MCPLD Collbran Adult|362.883 K89m|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||mpba||, ils:.b4646783x|.i92548763|MCPLD Central Non-Fiction|362.883 K89m|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||mpmnf||, ils:.b4646783x|.i92548775|MCPLD Central Non-Fiction|362.883 K89m|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||mpmnf||, ils:.b4646783x|.i92548787|MCPLD Central Non-Fiction|362.883 K89m|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||mpmnf||, ils:.b4646783x|.i92548799|MCPLD Clifton Adult|362.883 K89m|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||mpca||, ils:.b4646783x|.i94599944|Fort Lewis Leisure Reading|HV6568.M57 K73 2015|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||flgle||, ils:.b4646783x|.i96801347|TELL WPL Adult NonFiction|362.883 KRAKAUER|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||tlwnf||, ils:.b4646783x|.i9683691x|Buena Vista Adult Non-Fiction|362.8 Kra|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||bvabn||, ils:.b4646783x|.i96941388|Summit-Frisco Non Fiction|362.883 KRA|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||sufnf||, ils:.b4646783x|.i97329885|SRL Adult Nonfiction|362.883 KRA|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||srnf||, ils:.b4646783x|.i97409236|Vail Public Library Non Fic & Classics|362.883 KRA|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||vlnf||, ils:.b4646783x|.i97410111|Basalt Non Fiction|362.883 KRA|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||banf||, ils:.b4646783x|.i98038874|ASU Main (3rd floor)|HV6568.M57 K73 2015|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||as||, ils:.b4646783x|.i98119229|Summit-Silver Non Fiction|362.883 KRA|||1|false|false|||||Due Sep 24, 2018||susnf||, ils:.b4646783x|.i98208809|Pitkin County Library|362.883 K89|||1|false|false|||||Billed||pc||, ils:.b4646783x|.i98471041|SSCL Bud Adult Nonfiction|362.88 KRA|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||ssbnf||, ils:.b4646783x|.i98471065|SSCL Bud Adult Nonfiction|362.88 KRA|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||ssbnf||, ils:.b4646783x|.i99981026|Fort Lewis General Collection (2nd floor)|HV6568.M57 K73 2015|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||flgmn||, ils:.b46502440|.i107786163|TELL WPL Audio Book|CDBK 362.883 KRAKAUER|||1|false|false|||||Due Oct 9, 2018||tlwmc||, ils:.b46502440|.i96793880|GCP Carbon Media|BCD 362.883 KRA|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||gccme||, ils:.b46502440|.i97773116|SSCL Bud Audio|CD 362.88 KRA|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||ssbav||, ils:.b46502440|.i98530288|Pitkin Non-Print Collection|BKCD 362.883 K89|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||pcnp||, ils:.b46502440|.i99970612|EVLD Avon Public Library|CD 362.883 KRA|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||eva||, ils:.b46502440|.i99970624|EVLD Eagle Public Library|CD 362.883 KRA|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||eve||, ils:.b46502440|.i99970636|EVLD Gypsum Branch|CD 362.883|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||evg||, ils:.b54489490|.i100694895|MCPLD Central Non-Fiction|362.883 K89m|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||mpmnf||, ils:.b54489490|.i100694901|MCPLD DeBeque Adult|362.883 K89m|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||mpda||, ils:.b54489490|.i100694913|MCPLD Fruita Adult|362.883 K89m|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||mpfa||, ils:.b54489490|.i100694925|MCPLD Orchard Mesa Adult|362.883 K89m|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||mpoa||, ils:.b54489490|.i100694937|MCPLD Palisade Adult|362.883 K89m|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||mppa||, ils:.b54489490|.i100790537|Summit-Breck Non Fiction|362.883 KRA|||1|false|false|||||Missing||subnf||, ils:.b54489490|.i103924863|CMC Quigley Library|HV6568 .M57 K73 2015|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||cmg||, ils:.b54489490|.i110220791|ASU Main (3rd floor)|HV6568.M57 K73 2016 c. 1|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||as||, ils:.b54489490|.i110220808|ASU Main (3rd floor)|HV6568.M57 K73 2016 c. 2|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||as||, ils:.b54489490|.i11022081x|ASU Main (3rd floor)|HV6568.M57 K73 2016 c. 3|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||as||, ils:.b54489490|.i117139774|SD51 Fruita High School|362.883 KRA|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||mvfh||, overdrive:3696451b-6ec1-4b88-982d-750d12a92c1a|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|8|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Available Online||||, overdrive:3696451b-6ec1-4b88-982d-750d12a92c1a|12|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|0|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Available Online||||, overdrive:3696451b-6ec1-4b88-982d-750d12a92c1a|14|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|0|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Available Online||||, overdrive:3696451b-6ec1-4b88-982d-750d12a92c1a|18|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|0|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Available Online||||, overdrive:3696451b-6ec1-4b88-982d-750d12a92c1a|27|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|0|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Available Online||||, overdrive:3696451b-6ec1-4b88-982d-750d12a92c1a|30|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|0|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Available Online||||, overdrive:3696451b-6ec1-4b88-982d-750d12a92c1a|33|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|0|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Available Online||||, overdrive:3696451b-6ec1-4b88-982d-750d12a92c1a|3|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|0|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Available Online||||, overdrive:3696451b-6ec1-4b88-982d-750d12a92c1a|4|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|0|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Available Online||||, overdrive:3696451b-6ec1-4b88-982d-750d12a92c1a|5|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Available Online||||, overdrive:3696451b-6ec1-4b88-982d-750d12a92c1a|6|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|0|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Available Online||||, overdrive:3696451b-6ec1-4b88-982d-750d12a92c1a|7|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|0|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Available Online||||, overdrive:a33390bb-e160-4757-827f-2d1123b70f5d|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|6|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Available Online||||, overdrive:a33390bb-e160-4757-827f-2d1123b70f5d|12|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|0|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Available Online||||, overdrive:a33390bb-e160-4757-827f-2d1123b70f5d|14|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|0|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Available Online||||, overdrive:a33390bb-e160-4757-827f-2d1123b70f5d|18|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|0|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Available Online||||, overdrive:a33390bb-e160-4757-827f-2d1123b70f5d|27|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|0|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Available Online||||, overdrive:a33390bb-e160-4757-827f-2d1123b70f5d|30|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|0|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Available Online||||, overdrive:a33390bb-e160-4757-827f-2d1123b70f5d|33|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|0|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Available Online||||, overdrive:a33390bb-e160-4757-827f-2d1123b70f5d|3|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|0|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Available Online||||, overdrive:a33390bb-e160-4757-827f-2d1123b70f5d|4|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|0|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Available Online||||, overdrive:a33390bb-e160-4757-827f-2d1123b70f5d|5|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Available Online||||, overdrive:a33390bb-e160-4757-827f-2d1123b70f5d|6|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|0|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Available Online||||, overdrive:a33390bb-e160-4757-827f-2d1123b70f5d|7|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|0|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Available Online||||
itype_adams , Book
last_indexed 2018-09-20T19:58:58.144Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_adams HV6568.M57 K73 2015, HV6568.M57 K73 2016 c. 1, HV6568.M57 K73 2016 c. 2, HV6568.M57 K73 2016 c. 3
owning_library_adams Adams State University
owning_location_adams Adams State University
primary_isbn 9780804170567
publishDate 2015, 2016
record_details Overdrive (CMC):ODN0002115049|eAudiobook|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Random House Audio,|2015.|, Overdrive (CMC):ODN0002116421|eBook|eBook||English||2015.|, ils:.b4646783x|Book|Books|First edition.|English|Doubleday,|[2015]|xiv, 367 pages ; 25 cm., ils:.b46502440|Audio CD|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Books on Tape ;|[2015]|10 audio discs (12 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in., ils:.b54489490|Book|Books|First Anchor Books edition.|English|Anchor Books,|2016.|xv, 398 pages ; 21 cm., overdrive:3696451b-6ec1-4b88-982d-750d12a92c1a|eBook|eBook||English|Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group|2015|, overdrive:a33390bb-e160-4757-827f-2d1123b70f5d|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group|2015|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_adams
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:a33390bb-e160-4757-827f-2d1123b70f5d -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
ils:.b4646783x .i98038874 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true 56, 57, 58, 59
overdrive:3696451b-6ec1-4b88-982d-750d12a92c1a -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
ils:.b54489490 .i11022081x On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true 56, 57, 58, 59
ils:.b54489490 .i110220791 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true 56, 57, 58, 59
ils:.b54489490 .i110220808 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true 56, 57, 58, 59
subject_facet Audiobooks, Case studies, Crime Victims, Criminal Law, Electronic books, Montana, Montana -- Missoula, Nonfiction, Rape, Rape -- Montana -- Missoula, Rape -- Montana -- Missoula -- Case studies, Rape victims, Rape victims -- Montana -- Missoula, Rape victims -- Montana -- Missoula -- Case studies, Sociology, Sound recordings, Trials (Rape), Trials (Rape) -- Montana -- Missoula, Trials (Rape) -- Montana -- Missoula -- Case studies, True Crime, Women's Studies
title_display Missoula : rape and the justice system in a college town
title_full Missoula : [rape and the justice system in a college town] / Jon Krakauer, Missoula : rape and the justice system in a college town / Jon Krakauer, Missoula Rape and the Justice System in a College Town, Missoula [electronic resource] : Rape and the Justice System in a College Town. Jon Krakauer
title_short Missoula :
title_sub Rape and the Justice System in a College Town
topic_facet Crime Victims, Criminal Law, Education, Nonfiction, Rape, Rape victims, Sociology, Trials (Rape), True Crime, Women's Studies