Missoula: Rape & the Justice System in a College Town; Jon Krakauer
Random House Audio - 2015
Missoula, Montana, population 70,000 and home of the University of Montana's highly successful football team, the Grizzlies. This book delves into the highly publicized rape scandals that took place between 2008 and 2012 at the University involving members of the football team. It also highlights the outcomes of the Department of Justices year long investigation of these allegations.
The author shares several stories where rape and even gang rape perpetrated by football team members were reported. Not all of the incidents were reported immediately, because the victims were reluctant to speak up for a variety of reasons. Some of the attackers were acquaintances and once the rape investigations were underway the victims were interrogated in a manner that made it seem that they were at least partially to blame for the attacks.
Missoula, was hard to listen to at times and, it is a story that will likely anger many readers or listeners. They story seemed well-researched and included actual transcripts and recordings. It's an important story about a growing problem on colleges campuses today. The audio version was fantastic but the material disturbing as well. Narrated by Scott Brick and Mohan Marno - both were excellent.