Media convictions often as bad as criminal convictions: Part II

Earlier this week, we wrote that the charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn may soon be dropped. In May, Strauss-Kahn was arrested for the alleged rape of a hotel housekeeper. Now, due to inconsistencies in the housekeeper’s testimony, her credibility is in question. But even if charges are dropped against Strauss-Kahn, his public image and career may […]

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Media convictions often as bad as criminal convictions: Part I

In previous posts, we have said that there are certain crimes for which a public accusation can be as bad as a criminal conviction. This is especially true when it comes to sex crimes. Those who face false accusations can nonetheless face real consequences, even if they are not convicted. The best recent example of […]

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