View from the Inside: The Sexual and Violent Offences Legislation Amendment Act 2008
in Patricia Easteal (ed.), Justice Connections (2013, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK)
27 Pages Posted: 20 Jul 2013
Date Written: 2013
This paper is interested in how the indeterminate parts of the Sexual and Violent Offences Legislation Amendment Act 2008 (ACT) have been interpreted and applied. Has the legislation better assisted rape victims reducing their trauma and producing better evidence? We report here on the views of a sample of judges, lawyers, victims and victim support workers in the ACT.
Keywords: Rape Victim Witnesses, Protection From Retrauma, Legislative Reform
JEL Classification: K10
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Kennedy, Jessica and Easteal, Patricia L., View from the Inside: The Sexual and Violent Offences Legislation Amendment Act 2008 (2013). in Patricia Easteal (ed.), Justice Connections (2013, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2295346
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