Restitution for assault and restitution for false accusations are different though. They’re simply not inked on the same page.
Is being raped and being falsely accused of rape equivalent?
What if you were falsely accused of stealing clients from your boss? Is that equivalent to being raped? What about being falsely accused of cheating on your spouse?
Being falsely accused of something isn’t the same . I don’t know how they ever ended up on the same page with rape and false accusations of rape because they don’t anywhere else.
False accusations are horrible, awful and bad.
But the amount of *actual rape* is by FAR more common. Hundreds of times more common.
False accusations are basically a unicorn. Have they happened? Yeah. But to get to the point of a false accusation, a lot of hoops have to be jumped through.
But for a rape to go unreported is far easier to manage.
thank you. I know it’s long. Now imagine you were raped. Would you want to bother with all that stuff, or just get on with your life?
That’s why there’s surely more unreported rapes. It’s just easier to “suck it up, buttercup” and get your brothers to hang the guy by his feet off the side of a tall building and say “Stay away from her or we drop you”.
If you can avoid having to step foot the justice system, you’re usually better off. It generally works but that’s despite all the internal politics and BS and once you’re in it, your life isn’t your own ’til your case is done, which can be quick or take years.
and a false accusation of any crime sucks. Takes $$$ and dedication to pull off a false accusation. The UK aggressively prosecutes false accusations of rape. 109 in 5 yrs with up to life in prison for wasting police time.
109 vs how many reported rapes + ones unreported because they got raped and don’t want to become another piece of flesh ground through the justice system?
That’s basically unicorns.
This is why I am against vigilante justice 99% of the time.
I’m talking about justice system unicorns. What happens in the streets is rarely justice at all.