The government will today unveil new legal reforms for rape cases to try to boost conviction rates and make victims' experiences in court less harrowing.
Plans will include experts telling juries at rape trials about the psychological impact of rape, with jurors likely to hear that victims sometimes delay reporting an attack and that the majority know their rapist, the BBC reported.
The solicitor general, Vera Baird, will also announce her decision on whether to change or clarify the law on a complainant's capacity to give consent after taking drugs or alcohol, and whether adult rape victims will be allowed to give video-recorded evidence in trials.
Jury members are thought to be sceptical of victims who do not behave as they expect. Fewer than 6% of reported rapes currently result in a conviction, down from 33% in 1977.
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