3. I think there are a few things that could be done to protect a victim in a rape trial. First, it may be helpful if they could testify privately with the judge and the attorney’s and not in open public court for the whole world to hear the details. If this is not possible then possibly by closed circuit television. I know the accused has a right to face his/her accuser, but some time it is too painful or traumatic for the victim to do so, and it throws a wrench into the prosecution of the accused rapist.
I do not think that a rape victims name should be published in the press. This could cause long term affects to the victim’s personal, social, and work relationships. What happened to the victim is a private matter and should not be blasted all over the press for the world to see, read, or hear. The problem is, that no matter how reputable an alleged victim may be, something negative in her background could always be found and used against her. No one is completely without mistakes in judgment, and events can always be twisted and presented negatively. These mistakes could be used to build the case that the victim is lying and/or untrustworthy.
I could see protecting the identity of the accused, in case they're innocent, and they shouldn't be convicted by a mob of something they didn't do.
5. Victim blaming occurs when the victim of a crime or any wrongful act are held entirely or partially responsible for the harm that befell them. I do not think that blaming the…