Advice for Criminal Justice Staff and/or Advocates to Aid IPSV Survivors

Connections, Spring-Summer 2008

Posted: 17 Nov 2009

See all articles by Patricia L. Easteal

Patricia L. Easteal

University of Canberra - School of Law and Justice

Date Written: 2008

Abstract

Based on interviews with 30 survivors and analysis of prosecution files in the ACT DPP, the article looks at how myths about sexual assault by partners affect the victims’ experiences with the criminal justice system. I suggest specific strategies for survivors, police, prosecutors and support workers to employ in helping to reduce the power of the mythology, which might lead to less attrition through the system and less revictimisation

Keywords: sexual assault, justice, myths

Suggested Citation

Easteal, Patricia L., Advice for Criminal Justice Staff and/or Advocates to Aid IPSV Survivors (2008). Connections, Spring-Summer 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1508202

Patricia L. Easteal (Contact Author)

University of Canberra - School of Law and Justice ( email )

Australia

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