The review examines the existing peer-reviewed scholarly and grey literature from industrialized and developing regions. Over 400 items on sexual assault, including books, journal articles, news articles, research reports, annual reports, discussion papers and monographs were examined. The review outlines the historical and contemporary medico-legal responses to sexual assault victims, broadly describing the professionals, protocols and procedures involved in the collection and processing of medico-legal evidence. Findings are presented from studies that have evaluated the legal impact of such evidence in sexual assault cases, and factors that may create barriers to its successful use in criminal justice proceedings are discussed. The review identifies salient knowledge gaps and offers research recommendations for addressing them.
The Uses And Impacts Of Medico-Legal Evidence In Sexual Assault Cases: A Global Review

This fact sheet provides an overview of the TVPA, the goals of the TVPA to prevent human trafficking, protect victims and prosecute traffickers, and a brief overview of the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2003.
Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 Fact Sheet

This booklet gives basic information about how the legal system responds to allegations of child sexual abuse.  The booklet is divided into several chapters: emotional recovery, effects of child sexual abuse, who commits sexual abuse, disclosures of child sexual abuse, as well as other important chapters that provide important information for parents of children who have been sexually abused.
Understanding the Legal System When Your Child Has Been Sexually Assaulted

This technical assistance bulletin offers information for sexual assault counselors on taint issues with the child client.
 
Avoiding Issues of Taint with the Child Client

This toolkit is designed to aid Sexual Assault Counselors and Advocates in introducing the topic of Crime Victims Compensation to sexual assault victims as part of their healing process.
 
A Tool for Recovery

"This monograph will explore different psychological and behavioral responses to sexual violence and why these responses appear to be 'counterintuitive' to the general public."
Victim Responses to Sexual Assault: Counterintuitive or Simply Adaptive?

This law was enacted in October 2000. It provides protection and assistance for victims of trafficking and includes the authorization of educations and public awareness campaigns as part if its prevention measures.
Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000

These three papers examine the relationship between violence against women and female criminality, prostitution and sex workers as victims as well as defendants, and the relationship between child abuse and neglect and later criminality among females.

Research on Women and Girls in the Criminal Justice System

This is the report from the task force assembled to assess the delays in existing DNA analysis and develop recommendations for eliminating those delays.

Report to the Attorney General on Delays in Forensic DNA Analysis

This report published by the Justice Policy Institute explores the negative impact that state compliance with the Adam Walsh Act will have on youth, communities, and states. Registering Harm: How Sex Offense Registries Fail Youth Communities

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