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For victims who report sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, and other traumatic crimes, the purpose of an investigative interview is to help them: Retrieve details of the traumatic event from memory, and Disclose those details to the investigator.
This session will explore how media portrayals of domestic and sexual violence impact case investigation and prosecution, trauma-informed victim care, and decision making by judges and juries.
Sexual assaults are among the most underreported crimes, for a variety of reasons. This includes internal factors, such as personal shame and embarrassment, as well as external peer pressure exerted by others. We typically think of peer pressure as coming from friends and family members, but it can also come from organizations and institutions. It …