Research project Women are discriminated against in many speheres of society. This project asks questions about gender issues in within the legal system.
Increasingly, courts and policy authorities have been criticized for their management of rape cases. Few cases are resolved and victims often experience that their credibility is questioned. The aim of this project is to investigate if and how female rape victims are discriminated against. This is studied by cmparing rape cases with cases where men are victims of assault. The project contributes to the following areas: 1) gender and law 2) crime victims' perception of legal processes 3) credibility in legal processes