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A survey of survivors of sexual violence in the Northwest Territories / : Enquête menée auprès des survivants de violence sexuelle dans les Territoires de Nord-Ouest

2015

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You are asked to: exercise due diligence in ensuring the accuracy of the materials reproduced; indicate both the complete title of the materials reproduced, as well as the author organization; and indicate that the reproduction is a copy of an official work that is published by the Government of Canada and that the reproduction has not been produced in affiliation with or with the endorsement of t [...] In addition to the questions about disclosure of third party records, this study also asked survivors about their confidence in the criminal justice system, how they obtain information about the justice system, and sought suggestions on how to improve understanding of the criminal justice system and how the justice system can better meet the needs of survivors of sexual violence. [...] At the time of the interview, none of the participants were considering reporting the ASA to the police. [...] The accused was convicted in four of these trials, the accused was found not guilty or the case was dismissed in four of the cases, and in the remaining cases, the participant did not know the outcome of the trial. [...] The participants indicated that survivors should be aware of the following aspects of the criminal justice system: • It is a lengthy process; • It is a difficult process for a number of reasons: the survivor must face the accused and the defence may try to turn the blame on the survivor; • It is an open court; and • There is no statute of limitations in reporting sexual abuse/assault.

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health crime criminal justice violence sexual violence behavioural sciences criminal law justice law law enforcement victim anxiety child sexual abuse sexual abuse court crime, law and justice assault violent punishment (criminal) clinical psychology depression (mood) indigenous women abnormal psychology sexual assault self-harm sexual abuse victims sexual assaults

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