In the harrowing 2015 book, Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town, author Jon Krakauer chronicles the rape cases of several young women in Missoula, Montana, a town which houses a large state university with a competitive and popular football program.
The author dispassionately, but thoroughly examines the successive road blocks put up by the police, prosecutors, the university, and the community, after a local young woman comes forward with rape allegations against a football player. Krakauer also systematically explains and refutes deeply rooted misconceptions that Missoulans and most Americans share about, what rape is, who can be raped, and who can be a rapist.
Recently the news media has been flooded with stories about rape allegations, particularly on college campuses and often involving athletes. If you are interested in a thoroughly researched and rivetingly exposed microcosm of this national dialogue, check out Missoula.