The Philadelphia District Attorney released the report of the three year grand jury investigation of the clergy sexual abuse scandal in the Philadelphia archdiocese. The report gives a detailed analysis of how the Philadelphia archdiocese covered up sexual abuse by priests, and then moved the priests to knowingly allow them to continue to sexually abuse children, while protecting the church from scandal and lawsuits. Although the grand jury was unable to bring any formal charges against any priest or the archdiocese, they recommended eliminating the statute of limitations for childhood sexual abuse. They also recommend other changes in the law to allow for easier prosecution of church bodies in the future. Grand Jury Report: Philadelphia Archdiocese Clergy Sexual Abuse Scandal
This NIJ Research Report presents findings on the prevalence and incidence of rape, physical assault, and stalking; the rate of injury among rape and physical assault victims; and injured victims' use of medical devices. It includes data on same sex and opposite sex sexual violence. Findings in this report, which are based on the National Violence Against Women Survey, show that violence is more widespread and injurious to women's and men's health than previously thought.
The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) hosted a focus group in Green Bay, Wisconsin to discuss challenges to, and opportunities for, collaboration between states and tribes in Public Law 280 jurisdictions to address sexual assault in Indian country. The Tribal Law and Policy Institute (TLPI) provided technical assistance and collaborated with OVW on the design and delivery of the session.
This Human Rights Watch report discusses sexual violence against women and girls in Sudan’s Darfur region. The report discusses the history of the Darfur conflict, failed attempts to reduce sexual violence in Darfur, and barriers that victims encounter.
This study identified the characteristics of sexual assault victimizations in Alaska, as recorded by sexual assault nurse examiners (SANEs) in eight cities, with attention to the key factors that impacted victims' genital injury and case legal resolutions.
This report seeks to provide more in-depth information about the physical, social, and psychological consequences of rape victimization by further investigating the findings from the National Violence Against Women Survey on this issue.
This NIJ Research Report presents findings from a survey of 8,000 U.S. women and 8,000 U.S. men about their experiences as victims of intimate partner violence (rape, physical assault, and stalking). It includes information on same sex and opposite sex violence. Respondents were asked detailed questions about the characteristics and consequences of their victimization during their lifetime and the past 12 months, including the rate of injury among rape and physical assault victims, their use of medical services, and their involvement with the criminal justice system.
This report from the U.S. Department of Justice provides an overview of a study that was done to determine the incidence rates of drug facilitated sexual assault. It also seeks to examine the social aspects surrounding the issue.
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