A model curriculum developed with the American Prosecutors Research Institute to provide prosecutors with tools for successful sex crimes prosecutions, especially nonstranger rapes. The curriculum covers such topics as rape myths and stereotypes and their effect on charging decisions, jury selection and jury deliberations; how victim impact affects victim interviewing and preparation; experts such as certified sexual assault examiners; drug-facilitated rape; plea offers and sentencing.
Although Elder Abuse is a topic familiar to many Americans, Elder Sexual Abuse remains often overlooked—despite its prevalence and the damage it can cause.Elder sexual abuse is a distinct form of victimization in which victims’ age and health further complicate the particular challenges that every sexual abuse/assault case presents for the courts. This curriculum explores the research on elder sexual abuse and its implications for civil and criminal courts.
DEALING WITH THE HIDDEN DIMENSION OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE