Stanford University Rape Case Summary

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Was giving Brock Turner a six-month jail term a right thing to do? This question lingered in many people’s mind after The Stanford University rape case became a high-profile case. The case caused a national upheaval after the judge decided to give Brock Turner, the former Stanford University swimmer a 6-month jail sentence after sexually assaulting an unconscious woman. In addition, Turner was released after serving only three months in jail despite being found guilty. Turner was charged with the assault of “Emily Doe” while she was unconscious. The high-profile case upset many human rights activists, and the victim, her family. The Stanford University case has revealed the reason why many rape cases, especially on the campus remain unreported. Brock Turner deserved a longer sentence after being found guilty to show the world that justice can be served for sexual assault victims.
The first article I read was a piece by Marina Koren called "Telling the Story of the Stanford Rape Case." Koren talks about the case and the two letters from the victim and Turner’s father. According to the article, several sexual assault advocates believe that the Stanford University case reveals why many assault cases on campuses remain unreported (Koren). Turner did not deserve the six-month jail term because the punishment meted to him did not fit the crimes he
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“ Even though Judge Aaron Persky argued that a longer sentence would have “severe impact on Turner,” the victim’s letter to Turner states that the assault had “serious impact” on her (Baker). In her letter, she narrates how this hurt her. This is evident when “Emily Doe” says, “ I would drive to a secluded place to scream. I didn’t talk, I didn’t eat, I didn’t sleep” (Baker). The judge should have put into consideration the adverse effects of the assault on the victim before giving a shorter sentence to the
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