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A false report : a true story of rape in America, T. Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong

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A false report : a true story of rape in America
Title
A false report
Title remainder
a true story of rape in America
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T. Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong
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eng
Summary
On August 11, 2008, eighteen-year-old Marie reported that a masked man broke into her apartment near Seattle, Washington, and raped her. Within days police and even those closest to Marie became suspicious of her story: details of the crime didn't seem plausible and her foster mother thought she sounded as though she were reciting a Law & Order episode. The police swiftly pivoted and began investigating Marie. Confronted with inconsistencies in her story and the doubts of others, Marie broke down and said her story was a lie--a bid for attention. Police charged Marie with false reporting. One of Marie's best friends created a web page branding her a liar. More than two years later, Colorado detective Stacy Galbraith was assigned to investigate a case of sexual assault. Describing the crime to her husband that night--the attacker's calm and practiced demeanor, which led the victim to surmise "he's done this before"--Galbraith learned that the case bore an eerie resemblance to a rape that had taken place months earlier in a nearby town. She joined forces with the detective on that case, Edna Hendershot, and the two soon realized they were dealing with a serial rapist: a man who photographed his victims, threatening to release the images online, and whose calculated steps to erase all physical evidence suggested he might be a soldier or a cop. Through meticulous police work the detectives would eventually connect the rapist to other attacks in Colorado--and beyond. Based on investigative files and extensive interviews with the principals, A False Report is a serpentine tale of doubt, lies, and a hunt for justice, unveiling the disturbing reality of how sexual assault is investigated today--and the long history of skepticism toward rape victims
Summary
Two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists present the true story of two detectives who teamed up to discern the truth about a case involving a teen who was charged with falsely reporting a rape, an investigation that revealed the work of a serial rapist in multiple states
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10619873
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DLC
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364.15/320979771
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index present
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non fiction
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adult
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a true story of rape in America
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A false report : a true story of rape in America, T. Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [261]-280) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn987792246
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
291 pages
Isbn
9781524759933
Lccn
2017037935
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)987792246
Label
A false report : a true story of rape in America, T. Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [261]-280) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn987792246
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
291 pages
Isbn
9781524759933
Lccn
2017037935
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)987792246

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