And I wonder about the language in police reports on sexual assaults. For example is there a difference if the reporting officer is a male or female, if the victim is male or female. How does the language affect prosecution of the crime?
These are all good questions. I expect there must be studies done on the subject, although I haven’t checked yet. I can tell you that I just googled “rape reporting titillation” and came across a book that looks promising, Sex crime in the news by Keith Soothill and Sylvia Walby although it is not really new and the stats shown are, at least, two decades old. An extract from the book (because Google Books won’t let me quote text, I created a screen capture of the relevant part):
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