This is a discussion I've had with friends, and it gets pretty heated at times, so I thought it'd make for an interesting thread. What do you think the penalty/punishment for false accusations of rape should be? I'm not talking about cases of mistaken identity either; I'm refering to cases where no rape has occured at all. A good example would be the Duke lacrosse rape case from a few years ago where some stripper accused multiple team members of raping her at a team party, and then it turned out she'd fabricated the whole thing. I'm of the opinion that that deserves a life sentence at the minimum and possibly the death penalty; and I'll explain why. If this person is willing to ruin a life for the sake of possible monetary gain, or even just out of pure spite, they're clearly a person society is better off without. Thoughts? Comments? Insults?