“A note on MediaRADAR’s “sources” for their 40% false rape allegations statistics”

McDowell CP. False allegations. Forensic Science Digest, Vol. 11, No. 4, December 1985

Article does not come up in EBSCO search or Academic Search Premier. Search for article full text only leads to other MRA/advocacy pages, Men’s Rights subreddit. Search for “Forensic Science Digest” returns no viable results. Same for “Forensic Science Digest peer review.”

Kanin EJ. An alarming national trend: False rape allegations. Archives of Sexual Behavior, Vol. 23, No. 1, 1994 http://www.sexcriminals.com/library/doc-1002-1.pdf

Article did come up on EBSCO but no full text available. Journal is peer-reviewed. PDF found here [link in original post]. While interesting, I find the idea of basing nation-wide statistics off one twenty year old article studying only 45 cases ill-advised at best and outright biased at worst.

Connors E, Lundregan T, Miller N, McEwen T. Convicted by juries, exonerated by science: Case studies in the use of DNA evidence to establish innocence after trial. June 1996 http://www.ncjrs.gov/txtfiles/dnaevid.txt

This is an 18 year old report from the FBI about post-conviction exoneration based on DNA evidence. It was not intended to give national statistics on false allegations, nor did anything in the study state that there was no crime committed.

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