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This article takes a closer look at the Duke Rape Case by analyzing the book Institutional Failures, a collection of essays that testifies to the immense damage wrought by the failure of three systems of control: the University, by failing to protect its students from a mob demanding quick justice; the media, when it reflexively bought the narrative of pampered white students run amok; and the criminal justice system, when it failed to accord the defendants the basic protections offered by North Carolina rules of criminal procedure. The author aims to clarify the contribution this book makes to an understanding of the case.

Dan Subotnik, The Duke Rape Case Five Years Later: Lessons for the Academy, the Media, and the Criminal Justice System (45 Akron L. Rev. 883 (2012).

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