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NCJ Number: 230179 Find in a Library
Title: Risk Assessment and Intimate Partner Sexual Abuse: The Hidden Dimension of Domestic Violence
Journal: Judicature  Volume:93  Issue:4  Dated:January-February 2010  Pages:161-163
Author(s): Lynn Hecht Schafran
Date Published: January 2010
Page Count: 3
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article highlights the issues relating to risk assessment addressed in the Web course, Intimate Partner Sexual Abuse: Adjudicating this Hidden Dimension of Domestic Violence Cases.
Abstract: Judges need to know about intimate partner abuse in order to assess risk, craft appropriate orders, effectively resolve custody/visitation matters, and impose appropriate sentences. To assist in recognizing and addressing intimate partner sexual abuse in the contexts of civil, criminal, family, and juvenile law, the National Judicial Education Program created a comprehensive Web course, Intimate Partner Sexual Abuse: Adjudicating this Hidden Dimension of Domestic Violence Cases. The course is funded by the State Justice Institute and the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women. The course consists of 13 modules providing an overview of intimate partner sexual abuse and in-depth treatment of issue from immigrant victims to jury selection. This article presents issues addressed in the course related to risk assessment, such as the hidden problem, prevalence, and custody and visitation. 20 notes
Main Term(s): Sexual assault
Index Term(s): Domestic assault; Rape; Victimization; Victimization risk
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