The relationship of victim injury to the progression of sexual crimes through the criminal justice system.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/266322
Title:
The relationship of victim injury to the progression of sexual crimes through the criminal justice system.
Authors:
Kennedy, Kieran M
Affiliation:
Galway Sexual Assault Treatment Unit, HSE West, Hazelwood House, Parkmore Road, Galway, Ireland. kieran.m.kennedy@gmail.com
Citation:
The relationship of victim injury to the progression of sexual crimes through the criminal justice system. 2012, 19 (6):309-11 J Forensic Leg Med
Journal:
Journal of forensic and legal medicine
Issue Date:
Aug-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/266322
DOI:
10.1016/j.jflm.2012.04.033
PubMed ID:
22847045
Additional Links:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1752928X12001060
Abstract:
A number of factors are known to influence the progression of sexual crimes through the criminal justice system. The role of victim injury in influencing decision-making at pivotal stages has been addressed by a number of separate research projects. This article consolidates existing research evidence in order to highlight the important role that victim injury plays at each step of the legal process. The importance of accurate diagnosis and recording of victim injury is highlighted. Furthermore, by describing the significant impact that the presence of victim injury can have on the legal outcome, the importance of ensuring that cases without victim injury are correctly interpreted by the police, legal professionals, judiciary and the jury is heavily emphasised.
Item Type:
Article; Preprint
Language:
en
MeSH:
Crime Victims; Forensic Medicine; Humans; Self Report; Sex Offenses; Wounds and Injuries
ISSN:
1878-7487

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorKennedy, Kieran Men_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-21T12:31:12Z-
dc.date.available2013-01-21T12:31:12Z-
dc.date.issued2012-08-
dc.identifier.citationThe relationship of victim injury to the progression of sexual crimes through the criminal justice system. 2012, 19 (6):309-11 J Forensic Leg Meden_GB
dc.identifier.issn1878-7487-
dc.identifier.pmid22847045-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jflm.2012.04.033-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/266322-
dc.description.abstractA number of factors are known to influence the progression of sexual crimes through the criminal justice system. The role of victim injury in influencing decision-making at pivotal stages has been addressed by a number of separate research projects. This article consolidates existing research evidence in order to highlight the important role that victim injury plays at each step of the legal process. The importance of accurate diagnosis and recording of victim injury is highlighted. Furthermore, by describing the significant impact that the presence of victim injury can have on the legal outcome, the importance of ensuring that cases without victim injury are correctly interpreted by the police, legal professionals, judiciary and the jury is heavily emphasised.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1752928X12001060en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of forensic and legal medicineen_GB
dc.subject.meshCrime Victims-
dc.subject.meshForensic Medicine-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshSelf Report-
dc.subject.meshSex Offenses-
dc.subject.meshWounds and Injuries-
dc.titleThe relationship of victim injury to the progression of sexual crimes through the criminal justice system.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.typePreprinten
dc.contributor.departmentGalway Sexual Assault Treatment Unit, HSE West, Hazelwood House, Parkmore Road, Galway, Ireland. kieran.m.kennedy@gmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalJournal of forensic and legal medicineen_GB
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