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NCJ Number: 220122 Find in a Library
Title: Analysis and Implications of the Omission of Offenders in the DOD Care for Victims of Sexual Assault Task Force Report
Journal: Violence Against Women  Volume:13  Issue:9  Dated:September 2007  Pages:961-970
Author(s): Kristen Houser
Date Published: September 2007
Page Count: 10
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article analyzes and highlights problems that exist with the U.S. Department of Defense's (DOD’s) Care for Victims of Sexual Assault Task Force (CVSATF) 2004 Report.
Abstract: The article found that the CVSATF Report covered a large scope of factors that contribute to sexual violence but the report omitted or failed to state that sexual assaults occur because perpetrators choose to commit these crimes. The omission of sex offender dynamics and responsibility along with the lack of expert knowledge from individuals that treat sex offenders has enormous implications that may ultimately undermine the ability of DOD to establish effective policies. The analysis highlights problems with the DOD CVSATF recommendations. The CVSATF Report was ordered by the Secretary of Defense and prepared in February 2004. The Report was the result of a 90-day review of all sexual assault policies and programs among the armed services. Limitations of the study are discussed. References
Main Term(s): Sexual assault victims
Index Term(s): Data integrity; Policy analysis; Sex offenders; Sexual assault; Task force reports; US Department of Defense
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