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

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Jessica Kennedy

University of Canberra

Patricia L. Easteal

University of Canberra - School of Law and Justice

Date Written: 2013

Abstract

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

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

Jessica Kennedy (Contact Author)

University of Canberra ( email )

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Australia

Patricia L. Easteal

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

Australia

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