Professor Clare McGlynn responds in the Guardian to the Justice Secretary's comments on Rape
(24 May 2011)
Professor Clare McGlynn has written an article in the Guardian in response to Ken Clarke, the Justice Secretary's, proposal to increase the sentencing discount for early guilty pleas of rape. Professor McGlynn argues that he was right to start a debate about sentencing in rape cases and goes on to suggest that restorative justice may provide one way of meeting some of the needs and expectations of rape victims. It allows them a sense of justice by giving them a chance to tell their story in their own way and granting them a measure of control over the treatment of their complaint.
Clare McGlynn also commented on the issue for the BBC