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Legal Responses to Sexual Violence in Custody: State Criminal Laws Prohibiting Staff Sexual Abuse of Individuals under Custodial Supervision


Jaime M. Yarussi


American University Washington College of Law

Brenda V. Smith


American University - Washington College of Law; American University - NIC/WCL Project on Addressing Prison Rape

October 2, 2009


Abstract:     
This publication is part of a larger scholarly project and one in a series that aims to create a “legal toolkit” for addressing sexual violence in custody. This publication begins with a brief discussion of staff sexual misconduct, and then examines a variety of definitions of staff sexual misconduct as defined by federal law. Next, the publication explores, in detail, sexual misconduct as defined by state criminal laws in the United States, provides examples of current state criminal laws on staff sexual misconduct and discusses the legal implications of these statutes. Finally, this publication concludes by reviewing the policy issues that stakeholders and policymakers should consider when evaluating a state criminal law on staff sexual misconduct, and provides recommendations for strengthening state laws to enhance their effectiveness.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 70

Keywords: staff sexual misconduct, sexual abuse, sexual violence, prison rape, custodial supervision

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Date posted: December 3, 2009 ; Last revised: December 13, 2009

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Yarussi, Jaime M. and Smith, Brenda V., Legal Responses to Sexual Violence in Custody: State Criminal Laws Prohibiting Staff Sexual Abuse of Individuals under Custodial Supervision (October 2, 2009). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1517350 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1517350

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Jaime M. Yarussi
American University Washington College of Law ( email )
4801 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016
Brenda V. Smith (Contact Author)
American University - Washington College of Law ( email )
4801 Massachusetts Avenue N.W.
Washington, DC 20016
United States
American University - NIC/WCL Project on Addressing Prison Rape ( email )
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20011
United States
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