Advice for Criminal Justice Staff And/Or Advocates to Aid Intimate Partner Sexual Violence Survivors
in Louise McOrmond-Plummer, Patricia Easteal and Jennifer Y. Levy-Peck (eds), Intimate Partner Sexual Violence: A Multidisciplinary Guide to Improving Services and Support for Survivors of Rape and Abuse (2013, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London)
Posted: 4 Nov 2013
Date Written: 2013
This chapter provides advise to professionals and support people who have a client (who was sexually assaulted by a partner) facing court as a witness. The purpose is to ensure that lawyers prepare the client for the numerous obstacles that may appear in her path to justice. These include: attitudes, attrition and cross examination. Lawyers are advised to look for any special measures that have been implemented in an attempt to provide the victim witness with more respect and dignity during the prosecution process.
Keywords: IPSV, Partner Rape, Legal Response, Guide for Victim Witnesses
JEL Classification: K14, K42, I10
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