Deborah Tuerkheimer

Northwestern University

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Professor of Law at Northwestern University focusing on criminal law and feminist legal theory

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The crime was brutal: sexual assault of an unconscious woman who didn't find out what happened until reading a newspaper report days after the fact.

Sexual Assault at Stanford: Does the Punishment Fit the Crime?

The crime was brutal: sexual assault of an unconscious woman who didn't find out what happened until reading a newspaper report days after the fact.

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