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Perspectives of Justice for Victims of Sexual Violence

NCJ Number
Victims&Offenders Volume: 1 Issue: 1 Dated: April 2006 Pages: 33-46
Cheryl Regehr; Ramona Alaggia
Date Published
April 2006
14 pages
This study examined the court system for victims of sexual assault.
Many victims of sexual assault and sexual abuse seek justice through the courts. This study explored disjunctures in the perceptions of two key groups of professionals, agents of the court and victim therapists/advocates, regarding the role, experiences and outcomes for victims of sexual violence in the criminal justice system. Concerns are expressed that their divergent views shape the expectations of victims, potentially contributing to disappointment and a sense of re-victimization. (Published Abstract)