The perceived solution to this problem is almost always a call for lax enforcement of rape laws or a removal of rape victim shield laws. If only we'd stop protecting alleged rape victims, no innocent men would be sent to prison.
But Injustice Anywhere has a post about faulty assumptions about the forensics of how to determine whether a fire was the result of arson. Those assumptions are now in question and may have led to thousands of false convictions. Maybe even the execution of the innocent.
That means that the assumptions about wrongful rape convictions must be thrown out and replaced by the data of how wrongful convictions really happen.
Blaming the victim might be easy, but easy isn't always accurate.
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