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The impact of forensic issues on women's rights

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The impact of forensic issues on women's rights

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The changes in sexual assault laws, procedures for processing cases, as well as social norms have increased the number of victims who are involved in some form of litigation, including being a witness in a criminal prosecution of a sex offender or in an administrative hearing against a licensed professional, a plaintiff in a civil tort action, and a party in a divorce or juvenile court action. For many sexual assault victims, most of whom are women, this is their first encounter with the legal system. Although this increased involvement in litigation has had a positive impact on women’s rights in general, individual women have reported feeling as though they were being victimized a second time. This paper will review the history of rape litigation, the gains made in women’s legal and social rights, and current forensic issues as they impact on individual victims and on women’s rights in general

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Book Chapter

Book Title

Human sexual aggression: Current Perspectives

ISBN

DOI (chapter): 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1988.tb50878.x / ISBN (book): 978-0897664516

Publication Date

9-1-1988

Publisher

New York Academy of Sciences

City

New York

First Page

361

Last Page

372

Disciplines

Psychology

Notes

Prentky R.A. & V.L. Quinsey (Eds.)

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