2 Part Training: Intimate Partner Sexual Assault and Countering a Consent Defense

07/11/2013 - 9:00am
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New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault
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Margaret Mikkelsen
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A two-part training led by Viktoria Kristiansson of AEquitas: The Prosecutors' Resource on Violence Against Women.

  • Intimate Partner Sexual Assault 

This presentation will examine the devastating dynamics of sexual assault by an intimate partner including the use of power and control in a battering relationship. It will provide an overview of intimate partner sexual assault, the impact on victims and the resulting behavior and the importance of a coordinated community response to this crime. Prosecutors and allied professionals will be better able to recognize and respond to common challenges in these cases including the reluctant victim, victim intimidation and manipulation and confronting the misperceptions of the judge or jury.

  • Overcoming the Consent Defense: Prosecuting the Non-stranger Rapist 

This session will examine the dynamics of non-stranger sexual assault, identify the challenges in investigating and prosecuting these cases, and explore strategies for overcoming these challenges. The presenter will discuss the characteristics of the non-stranger rapist and how they challenge traditional perspectives of investigators, prosecutors, judges and juries. Additionally this presentation will address the unique vulnerability of victims in non-stranger rape situations. This presentation will highlight the importance of an offender-focused approach throughout the investigation and prosecution. Additional topics include common defense questions and rape myths that can be barriers to a successful prosecution.

  • Date: July 11, 2013
  • Time: 9:00am-12pm
  • Location: United Way of Mercer County, Crossroads Corporate Center, 3150 Brunswick Pike, STE 230, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
  • Fee: $30 or $60 if requesting CLE credit
  • To register and receive CLE credit, click here
  • To register without CLE credit, click here

NJCASA's application for course accreditation for CLE credit in New Jersey is pending.

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