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Examining Criminal Justice Responses to and Help-Seeking Patterns of Sexual Violence Survivors With Disabilities

NCJ Number
250196
Date Published
June 2016
Agencies
NIJ-Sponsored
Annotation
This study documented reports to the police by victims of sexual assault who were disabled, examined the criminal justice processing of these cases, and assessed these victims’ help-seeking from formal and informal sources.
Abstract
The goal of this study used is to better understand the criminal justice experience of persons with disabilities that report a sexual assault or rape to the authorities. Results suggest that current criminal justice structures are not sufficient to provide support for one of the highest-risk adult populations for sexual assault and victimization in the U.S.
Date Created: September 25, 2016