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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Thursday, April 25, 2013

"New Medical Exam Policy for Sexual Assault Cases"

From the New York Times:

On Wednesday, the Department of Justice issued new national guidelines for forensic medical examinations in cases of sexual assault.

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The guidelines emphasize that the rape victim’s physical and emotional needs should take precedence over criminal justice considerations.

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“Research shows that once victims get support, they’re more likely to cooperate with the criminal justice system,” [said Bea Hanson, acting director of the Justice Department’s Office on Violence Against Women].

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