Brock Turner's Mugshot Is Now in a Textbook Under the Word "Rape"

A student shared a picture of the page.

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A freshman at Washington State University shared a photo on Facebook of her criminal justice class textbook and Brock Turner's mugshot and story are featured right under the word "Rape."

According to Huffington Post (opens in new tab), Hannah Kendall Shuman was working on an assignment for her Criminal Justice 101 class when she noticed the photo.

Turner, who was found guilty of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman at Stanford in 2015 and served just three months (opens in new tab), is featured prominently.

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The book, titled, "Introduction to Criminal Justice: Systems, Diversity, and Change 2nd Edition," and published in January 2017 by Callie Marie Rennison and Mary J. Dodge, had the following text near Turner's mugshot:

It goes on to say that "some are shocked at how short this sentence is. Others who are more familiar with the way sexual violence has been handled in the criminal justice system are shocked that he was found guilty and served time at all. What do you think?"

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You can read the whole thing here (opens in new tab).

As for Shuman, she's glad Turner's name is staying in people's consciousness.

"I didn't think anyone of status or wealth would ever want to bring him up again, it seemed like America just wanted to act as if he never happened," she said. "I'm glad his name is resurfacing."

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