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Linda Fairstein Discusses Sexual Violence.

For over 15 years, Linda Fairstein has directed the Sex Crimes Prosecution Unit of the Manhattan D.A.'s office. The unit was the first of it's kind, and has become a model for others in cities across the country. When Fairstein began working there, rape cases were rarely tried in court, rape victims were stigmatized, and there was little understanding about rape in society. Over the years, Fairstein and her colleagues have made great strides in combating such crimes, and improving conviction rates. Fairstein has written a new book about their work, "Sexual Violence: Our War Against Rape." (William Morrow & Co.)

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Other segments from the episode on September 16, 1993

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, September 16, 1993: Interview with Howell Raines; Interview with Linda Fairstein; Review of John Heidenry's and William Leach's books "Theirs was the Kingdom" and "Land of…

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